Inrolo is an instax photo display as well as a decorative addition for your home. It is designed for instax enthusiasts who like to capture moments and share them in a stylish way. Inrolo allows you to reminisce and to start a conversation with others by flipping through the photos.
I love taking instax photos. It is my way to record the special moments I spend with my family and friends. I have tried to store the photos in many places; on my desk, on the wall, or even on a string. These kinds of display take away the connection between me and my photos. For that reason, I want to design a product that not only allows you to display your photos in a stylish way, but also allows you to interact with the memories you have created.
Inrolo is designed to bring back the connection between you and your instax photos. Its welcoming quality invites you to play with it. Showing off your cherished moments has never been easier.
You can place Inrolo anywhere you want. As a decorative addition, Inrolo is designed to fit in different living styles with urban decor. It has a universal form that can be customized to your lifestyle by choosing various colors and finishes.
Since they are handmade, every product will have a special distinctness. This is a limited edition product. Now it's your chance to take on this special opportunity to display your memories.
Inspired by the iconic rolodex, I invented this clip mechanism allowing you to choose which photo you would like to display at any time. This mechanism easily allows you to change out your photos, storing 10 images at a time.
Saving the extra time from framing or storing your photos in an album, Inrolo allows you to change the photos by attaching and detaching in few seconds.
Instead of letting your photos collect dust, Inrolo gives you the opportunity to share memories with friends and family by continuously flipping through your instax photos.
Take a break from digital photo sharing and make analog trendy with Inrolo.
Inrolo is made using both automated and manual modes of production. It is part machine made and part hand made. I source the acrylic, plastic and spray paint here in Chicago and outsource the clip mechanism from manufacturers in China.
Inrolo comes in one standard size with a frame and 10 custom clips.
It comes in the regular finish with three solid color choices and the special finish with two splatter color choices.
The entire instax film series fit into Inrolo. However, the larger film, Instax Square SQ10's and Instax SHARE SP-3's square films have a tighter fit.
You can also use Inrolo for other flat goods within the size of 3.9 in by 2.8 in.
The production of Inrolo including both automated and manual modes. I hand made the frame and machine made the clip mechanism in China. Before getting into that process, I spent months developing the form and invent the clips in order to bring you the best solution. As the form got developed, I did tons of fun material testings which you should totally check out on my website www.efflstudio.com and my Instagram @efflstudio.
Below is a quick look at the process of making Inrolo. I will test each clip for quality and make sure your photos fit perfectly. I will also check each part of Inrolo before putting it together and deliver it to you in a good condition.
Hi, my name is Effy Liu, I am the designer of Inrolo. I am currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Designing and making are my passions. Most of my works are inspired by nature, traditional crafts and different cultures I have experienced. I intend to create with attention to detail and bring people mindful products. Follow me and see more.
Here is a brief look of what you will get based on different rewards you choose.
Inrolo early bird choices are the same as Inrolo regular finish choices. You get to choose from one of the three colors you like. Inrolo special finish comes with two different color choices for you to choose from.
Some examples of the one-of-a-kind photo stand, you can use them for anything you like.
Unfortunately, Inrolo is not available outside the United States at this moment. You are still more than welcome to back other rewards to support Inrolo. Please keep checking @efflstudio and www.efflstudio.com for future updates.
Here is a process overview I will follow once my Kickstarter gets funded. My backers will receive timely updates on the journey of Inrolo and when they can be expecting their product. I will also post process photos on my website and Instagram along the journey
Ted Burdett, Nick Rummler, Natalie Murray, Tongxin Guo, Alex Rodriguez, Beini Yang, Danyi Wang, My Parents, Hannah Trippodo, Coco Wang, Chely Martinez, Thomas Janik, Mariusz Kozien, Jiahua Fan, Maggie Ma, All of my classmates from EPD, Everyone who backed this campaign.
Risks and challenges
Over the past couple months, I have worked on my design and have done tons of testing with the actual material. I am confident that Inrolo will work as the way I have shown you.
Inrolo is made using both automated and manual modes of production. It is part machine made and part hand made. I have already received all my manufactured parts. You do not need to worry about the manufacturing process at all. However, I will be assembling all of them by hand which will take a lot of time for me to do. I plan to start making them as soon as I receive all the orders.
In my schedule, I have planned extra time for any unexpected problem that may occur during the process and I will update you my process as it goes. You will get notified if any extra time is needed. I will do my best to deliver Inrolo to you on time!
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