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Meet kaïros 

Kaïros is a minimalist design sculpture made out of a block of forged bronze handcrafted in Switzerland 

Kaïros hand polished pure bronze
Kaïros hand polished pure bronze

Kaïros is a minimalist luxury tape dispenser machined out of a block of forged bronze. The idea is to use a simple and minimalist design that hide the big amount of work needed to make one unique and beautiful sculpture, i love to mix the latest technology and traditional handcraft skills to get an true unique result.

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Can a tape dispenser be luxurious? My answer is yes! I'm a Big fan of tape, since i'm a kid, i use tape every day, this is a magic invention! But tape dispensers are often boring and ugly, made out of cheap plastic.

As i love dogs, well machined high precision objects and traditional hand made work made to last ... i mixed all in my brain and Kaïros was born!

Today, with your help Kaïros desk sculptures can  become a reality.

It's simple but beautiful pure minimalist design makes it unique! It is all about emotion and joy, but with style! 

I did choose phosphorus bronze that has a very special rosy effect, it is a traditional sculpture metal, noble and beautiful, it can be worked in many ways with polishing or working with complex patina.

My secret patina makes each Kaïros unique
My secret patina makes each Kaïros unique

 

      

After 18 months making drawings, plans, mock-ups, prototypes and tests, now, finally everything is ready for production

Every detail has been thought of, from the tail, which has an unique burned patina to the packaging, made out of laser-cut and engraved lacquer wood, made directly by me.

 

The gift box is superb and never seen before
The gift box is superb and never seen before

You have a choice of 3 hand finished surfaces:

- a mirror-polished finish

- a unique secret oxidation patina 

- the beautiful sand-blasted matt finish. 

3 uniques hand finish: polished, patina, sand blasted
3 uniques hand finish: polished, patina, sand blasted

Kaïros is the perfect gift, an object on the edge between art and design. 

Each Kaïros is unique and will be numbered (Kickstarter limited dedition to only 100 pcs) engraved with name of your choice. 

Weighing 1.5 kg, (3 lb) Kaïros is also a very stable and easy to use desk accessory, it really expresses my motto "form follows function”. ​

Kaïros is truly a unique desk sculpture, made with love and passion. 

I take a great care & attention to all details, to make each piece unique and perfect.

Hand mirror polished
Hand mirror polished

 

Unique Secret patina
Unique Secret patina

 

Sand blasted finish
Sand blasted finish

 

 

 

Each tail is unique
Each tail is unique

 

Really unique !!!
Really unique !!!

 

Patina can vary from green to blue to black
Patina can vary from green to blue to black

 

Cardboard can be luxurious!
Cardboard can be luxurious!

 

This is the perfect gift!
This is the perfect gift!

 

Hand polished
Hand polished

 

just open the box
just open the box

Tiny sculptures cables holder ​ ​

Inspired by a former kickstarter project designed by Kebei Li, (cube cable holder) i decided to do my own interpretation adding some extra emotion and uniqueness.

Bronze cable holder
Bronze cable holder

The contrast between the mass produced aluminium computers and my unique, bronze colourful sculptures bring to each office some extra soul and can stimulate creativity and even lead to dreaming! 

Each Kaïros Cable Holder is unique, made with love, curiosity and passion.

Each cable holder is unique
Each cable holder is unique

 

Keep your cables on your desk .. with style!
Keep your cables on your desk .. with style!

 

 

Cable holder having a meeting
Cable holder having a meeting

 

backercity worked for me!
backercity worked for me!

 

A few words on me:

I earned my degree in industrial design at ECAL (Swiss art school ) in 1998. I worked at Rolex and the atelier oï and later, in 2000, i started my own business in the high tech industry while working with drones. ​After 13 years of work, i finally sold my company in order to focus on art. I conceptualised and created the art installation "bulles d'enfance" for the public school in "En Bresse" with Valérie Jaquemet. Their work "kosmosphaera" is now part of the MUDAc museum exhibition. see some pics below

image coutresy of mobilabgallery
image coutresy of mobilabgallery

 

kosmosphaera giant glass marbles
kosmosphaera giant glass marbles

 

lego VS Pure glass Kosmospahera
lego VS Pure glass Kosmospahera

 

palaymobil & a kosmospahera, pure glass VS plastic
palaymobil & a kosmospahera, pure glass VS plastic

 

   

 

Risks and challenges

Jodoc earned his degree in industrial design at ECAL in 1998. He worked at Rolex and the atelier oï and later, in 2000, he started his own business in the high tech industry while working with drones.
​After 13 years of work, Jodoc finally sold his company in order to focus on art.

He conceptualised and created the art installation "bulles d'enfance" for the public school in "En Bresse" with Valérie Jaquemet. Their work "kosmosphaera" is now part of the MUDAc museum exhibition.

Ever since, Jodoc has made use of his professional experiences in order to focus on creating and finishing personal industrial design projects as well as developing various artistic series, such as the flying pigments and photography of the free well of 3D reconstruction software.

​Kaïros is my first crowdfunded project. With 15 years experience in manufacturing things, i personally take great care of all production aspects, finishing and assembling everything myself.
Production requires a lot of expansive step, milling and machining, wire cutting, stamping, bending, drilling, threading. Then finish work is quite long (patina takes up to 3 weeks! )

The big work has been done, i spend more than four thousand dollars on making prototypes, finding the best way to produce my Kaïros.

I'm terribly exigent with quality, i know that the price of Kaïros is quite high and the future Kaïros owner will get perfection that will last for ever!

So be sure that the Swiss quality is here, no compromise.
And It will be delivered on time.

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    Tiny Office sculpture Cable holder

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