About this project
'Makes you look like a viking conqueror without all the "I'm drinking out of an elephant/mammoth tusk" guilt.' Uncrate
'You say you've guzzled drinks out of pint glasses, chalices, funnels, and maybe the occasional pimp cup, but never a horn? Well, that day has finally come, thanks to the entrepreneurs behind Das Horn.' Thrillist
'Bored with common glassware? Tired of holding beer with your hands? Try the "Das Horn" drinking container' Complex
Celebrate your favorite beverages with Das Horn.
Whether out with friends or at home having a romantic dinner, nothing says "I'm enjoying this drink" like a Das Horn. Hang it around your neck for a hands-free drinking experience or gift your friends a beautifully designed, modern twist on the ancient drinking horn.
The Das Horn Story
David Segall and industrial designer Alex Chatham are on a mission to create a superior drinking vessel.
The project came about when David ordered several drinking horns as gifts to show his appreciation to his friends. He loved the idea of a conversation item that would become a party staple. When the drinking horns arrived, to his dismay, the quality and finish were inadequate. The age-old drinking horn had not caught up with modern standards. David shelved the horns and asked, "What if we could make the modern drinking horn?" This is the question David raised when he met industrial designer Alex at a festive gathering. The two men teamed up with the goal of making the drinking horn more fun and accesible.
Drinking horns have been around since before Antiquity. David and Alex agreed they could execute a well-designed horn that could again become a part of everyday culture. After months of work, they've created the solution.
Combining the look and feel of a classic drinking horn with modern design, Das Horn is a timeless object that harks back to an era when horns were the drinking vessels for gathering and feasting.
The Path to a Better Drinking Horn
Designed to emulate an animal horn, Das Horn is uniquely shaped. We developed several models using rapid prototyping technology. Each was meticulously tested for the way it felt, ease of grip, appearance and of course, the ease of drinking.
We then submitted different shapes to our manufacturer for feasibility. The final shape is a perfect combination of horn feel, and manufacturability. Once we arrived at the right shape, we developed the details and materials. The stainless steel rim of Das Horn is accented with a laser-etched logo. We decided to use a food-safe BPA-free ABS plastic for the body.
Das Horn Specs
- 24 ounce capacity (roughly two standard beverages)
- Stainless Steel Rim
- Dishwasher Safe
- Food and Beverage Safe
- BPA free ABS body
We selected a manufacturer that Alex knew from his days designing high-end kitchen tools. We worked closely with them to develop a ready-to-execute design. This process has taken us over 6 months of development with the factory. With your help, we're now prepared to pay for tooling and produce the first run of Das Horns.
A note from David and Alex
Here we are. We have done the legwork and taken it as far as we can alone. Up until this point, we've covered all costs out-of-pocket, but we still have a ways to go. We cannot climb this mountain alone. Become a part of the Das Horn saga and help us realize the Das Horn dream.
Horn Star T-shirt. The T-shirt comes in all popular sizes, S,M,L, and XL,
The Das Horn with the Neck Strap and Stand. Don't want to carry your Das Horn with your hands? Bam. Get a Das Horn and the Das Horn Neck Strap, and now the stand with this package. Think of what you can do with two free hands!
Horn Star. This is the definitive rewards package. Not only will you receive a Das Horn, but you will also get the Neck Strap, Stand and Hornstar T-shirt!
We have lasers and we're not afraid to use them. For our more premium rewards, you can laser etch the rim of your Das Horn with the text of your choice.
We have met our goal of $50,000 and we are adding a stretch goal of $60,000 in order to produce the Das Horn Stand for proudly displaying Das Horn on your mantle or shelf. Help us climb this mountain and you'll be able to get this awesome Das Horn accessory. It will come with every Das Horn!
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is the upfront cost of tooling. We've spent the past 6 months working hand in hand with our manufacturer to ensure the design is optimized for production. In order to manufacture Das Horn, we need to pay for the tooling of the horn, the neck strap, and the stand. We also need to meet the manufacturers' requirements for ordering the minimum number of units. Although we have designed and figured everything out at this point, we have not manufactured any using the production process. This means that there may be slight variation in the horn that we have shown in the video and the final product. Dont worry! We are using the same design, and any variation will only be in the finish.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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