A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
CODA is a company born on Kickstarter. We work with our hands, heart and soul to make everything that we are passionate about in the best quality.
As two Ukrainian designers, we began discussing how over complication of products in our lives do not always equate to quality or harmony. From that conversation was born this line from K.K which focuses on elegance, functionality and quality.
Our single bags can easily replace 3 different types of bags!
In the morning you can go to work with a messenger bag, change it to a handbag for lunch and then have it as a backpack in the evening when meeting with friends. Or, vice versa.
The design of our bags minimizes extra decorations in order to be more restrained and stylish. These can comfortably fit into many style categories: Casual, Minimal, Classical, Business, Street style and others.
There are 2 types of K.K Vice Versa bags and one small clutch.
Our TOTE is a bag that comes with two strong leather straps. Using those, two slots in the bottom and holes in the top of the sides, you can change the configuration of the bag.
TOTE is made of one solid piece of genuine leather with birch plywood inserts. These durable materials help keep your possessions safe and secure.
We use high quality birch plywood in the sides and at the bottom (inside and outside) of the bag.
TOTE has the same appearance from the front and from the back. There is a large compartment inside that bisects the inner space of the bag.
It has a hand sewed zipper closure at the top. We use YKK zippers that are made in Japan and known for their high quality.
The bottom of the sides are reinforced with bronze screws
There are 2 sizes:
1. M TOTE Vice Versa Bag
9" x 15" x 2.5" (230*380*60mm) - inner space 12.2" x 15,4" x 2.5" (310*390*60 mm) - outside dimensions
2. L TOTE Vice Versa Bag
11.5" x 15.7" x 2.8" (290*400*70mm) - inner space 14.2" x 16" x 2.8" (360*410*70mm) - outside dimensions
FOLIO is a bag that you can turn into 3 different bags as well. There are 2 leather holders at the front side and 2 at the back side of the bag. It has the same wooden bottom with slots for straps and wooden side inserts.
Our FOLIO bag closes with a strong bronze fastener. It has one large compartment and a pocket for smaller things inside.
On all of the straps we use strong bronze buckles.
Bottom 11" x 4.3" (280*110mm), height 9" (230mm) - inner space Bottom 12.5" x 4.3" (320*110mm), height 9.8" (250mm) - outside dimensions
In addition to our K.K Vice Versa Bags, we made a small clutch in the same style. It has a birch wood bottom and side inserts, closes with a YKK zip and reinforced with bronze screws.
Dimensions: 7.3" x 5" x 1.2" (185*130*30mm) - inner space 9.5" x 5.2" x 1.2"(240*135*30mm) - outside dimensions
After the end of the campaign we will send a survey where you will be able to choose the colors of the leather.
We can suggest to you 4 colors: black, brown, green and red brown. Shades may look a bit different depending on the color rendition of your devise.
We care about the quality of our goods and choose the best materials and supplies.
Leather. We use a high quality, full grain leather that is named "Crazy Horse". Crazy horse leather doesn’t actually come from horses. The name was given due to its frequent and popular use in quality horse saddles.
Crazy horse leathers are made by applying a special kind of wax to the leathers surface that has been buffed and smoothed out. This type of leather shows it's beautiful aging over time and in even a month of use it will be as unique as it's owner.
The more you use it, the better it looks!
Wood. We use a birch plywood inside of the structure of the bags. It is laser cut, polished by hand and covered with a mate lacquer that protects the wood from moisture and dirt.
Fittings. All of the metal fittings match and are made of bronze that has an antique finish.
Glue. We use a high strength Italian glue that is used in high quality shoe manufacturing. The heated glue is applied under pressure giving it both strength and durability.
After the Kickstarter campaign, a survey will be sent where you will be able to provide your mailing address, give your choice of colors and add other details. We will start shipping all of the Early Birds at he middle of January. All the rest will be shipped right after.
Usually, shipping takes from 2 weeks for Europe, from 3 weeks for USA and Canada, and from 4 weeks for Australia and other countries. Sometimes it takes little more. After the shipping we will send you the tracking number of your package.
Risks and challenges
With our great experience from the previous campaigns, we have fine tuned our production and packing methods. We have reliable suppliers and are confident in making all of these products in the greatest quality.
There could be postal delays that are out of our control depending on your postal service, however, we are giving you our pledge that each backer will get their reward.
A great big thank you for your input in the development of CODA! Each dollar helps to turn a dream into reality.
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