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Dome sweet Dome.. A geodesic dome for 60 people, covered from the inside with super long faux fur filled with a few thousands LEDs.
42 backers pledged CHF 2,910 to help bring this project to life.

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--- Hello lovely community <3 ---

Let us introduce ourselves: We are a group of friends with the vision of building a funky, fluffy and colourful pavilion-like structure for participative events such as "NoWhere" in Spain, "Borderland" in Denmark, "Saft" and "Feuerfest" in Switzerland and many more in the future...

We called it THE GLOWFUR DOME.

A couple of months ago, we started with some ideas and sketches. They are turning to life right now.

As the project advanced, people and visions multiplied. Our small, simple aluminium construction became bigger and more complex: We lined it with fluffy faux fur inside, mixed it up with an LED installation, sprinkled it with some tripping visuals, and added amazing music on top.

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For you number-lovers out there, here are the stats to our Glowfur Dome:

---THE DOME---

The base construction is a 3V 5/9 Kruschke geodesic flat base dome. 165 pipes, 61 bolts, 61 nuts and 122 washers form a dome with a diameter of 7.5m, 4.5 m height, 24m perimeter and 42 sq m floor area.

3V 5/9 Icosahedron Dome
3V 5/9 Icosahedron Dome

 ---THE FLUFF---

90 sqm of fluffy white faux fur turn The Glowfur Dome into a soft mystery space. With lots of passion and dedication, we manually attached more than 3000 LEDs to the fur. Inside The Glowfur Dome, a large LED light installation will fill your night with twinkle and glow.

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--- THE COVER ---

To protect all you lovely people (and all our LEDs) from rough Swiss weather conditions, we will cover the dome with transparent tarp on the outside, leaving the structure visible to you. During the day, it will be lit with sunlight inside, and when day turns to night, our LEDs will illuminate the darkness. 

Simple model of the dome cover by Kugi
Simple model of the dome cover by Kugi

--- FLOOR & HEATING ---

To keep you warm and dry, we we will add a simple heater and line the floor with tarp and soft mats. Let’s be cosy together throughout night and day! 


--- FUTURE VISIONS --- 

For some events, we are planning to put on music and work with video mapping artists. The Glowfur Dome can also be the framework for YOUR art project - we are happy to let our structure travel with you for various purposes! Below you can find video with video mapping projected over white fur used to cover dome from inside.

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Testing the 3D effect of the video on a piece of faux fur in our atelier.


--- FINANCE ---

We highly value transparency, and want to give you a brief overview over our expenses.

The total amount we are planning to spent is about 6.000 CHF which consists of the following: main construction (2.000 CHF), outer and inner cover (2.000 CHF), and LED installation (1.200 CHF), other spendings - gas, heather, tapes, other materials - (800 CHF).

The majority is funded by our own pocket but it would be super super nice to get some support from the community, from you! :)

In case our kickstarter call exceeds our goal, we will use the excess to optimize The Glowfur Dome’s flooring, heating, the LED installation, and anything else we can think of so you can indulge in it even longer and more vigorously. 


--- PROGRESS ---

Right now, we’re working on The Glowfur Dome with lots of love, passion and joy and we’re beyond excited to show it you for the first time at the end of March.

The following pictures are fresh from the studio:

Jonas while flattening the struts
Jonas while flattening the struts
Michalis and Dimitra working on the LED installation inside the faux fur
Michalis and Dimitra working on the LED installation inside the faux fur

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Thank you for every kind of support, see you in the snow!

Love, your Glowfur Dome builders team

Dimitra, Freebird, Juliana, Jonas, Kate, Kugi, Melanie, Michalis, Michal, Nadine

Risks and challenges

Currently we are not expecting any issues with constructing The Glowfur Dome. Our dedicated team of engineers, architects and artists planned and prepared everything in a simple and smart way, thus assembling should be smooth and easy.

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    Super warm hug + dome sticker

    You will not only receive a super warm hug from us but also a specially designed dome sticker!

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    Super warm group hug + sticker

    Why should you limit yourself to a single hug, if you could just get an amazing group hug from us! :) + our cool dome sticker

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    Get a personalised postcard straight from Burning Man 2019 (Black Rock City).

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    LED Workshop

    We will organize a workshop where you will learn about LED art installations. We will cover different LED controllers, show some practical usages and share our experience with you.

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    Dome Mug

    Get a super duper burner mug with our cool dome logo.

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    Dinner + after party

    Special dinner + after party with dome creators @ Wundergarage in Zurich

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    Custom made festival costume

    Custom made costume from Nadjini (www.nudie-fashion.com).
    You can choose between vest, long vest and kimono. This will be your personal costume, design and details are individually discusses and made for you.

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    Life time membership of Dome Board

    You are buying yourself the option of deciding when and where we will use  our dome. On top of that, you will be able to use it or your own purpose whenever is free.

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    Burning Man 2019 Experience

    Have you ever dreamed of going to Burning Man? We love making things possible and turning dreams into reality! We will gift you a ticket for Burning Man 2019 and invite you to live this unique experience with us, in our Electric Cheese Land Camp - Are you ready for adventure?

    *Transportation to and from Burning Man is NOT included, but we can help you with organising everything.

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