BREAKING NEWS!: Goal of 30.000kr has been reached in less than 5 days!! You guys are simply amazing and thank you very very much for all your help and support!! Keep tuned for new goals and features coming up shortly!
I came up with the idea for Wallz because I was tired of looking at posters and framed paintings on the walls. I would not hang "regular art" on my wall just to fill the empty wall space so I set to create a design concept that allows for my self and anyone else to create art in the style, color and size that fits our individual rooms and personalities.
In my mind the concept would have to fulfill 3 main rules for it to be a success:
- 1) The art should be able to stick on almost every wall type.
- 2) You should be able to re-design or move your art.
- 3) The art must not in any way damage the wall.
I then spend the better part of 3 years testing materials, shapes/sizes and adhesives. Especially the adhesive was a very tricky part because if it is too weak it will not stick on the wall and if it is too strong it will damage the wall when taken off.. Well... enough talking, please do check out the pictures and videos and I will let you be the judge of whether I pulled it off or not.
Check out the Wallz concept explained in a slightly different way...
Available Wallz colors
Wallz single color box
*NEW* You can mix your single color box in 4 colors if you like.
Wallz Combi 1 & 2
The 2 types of Wallz Combi Boxes are made especially for boys and girls at the age of 4-13 and their rooms;
The Combi Box idea, with premixed colors and complementary inspiration designs, is mainly for kids to explore their individual imagination and creativity and "build" great personal art for the walls in the kids´ room. With 4 of the most popular colors in each box the possibilities are practically endless and the kids will be able to spend many hours being creative and of course have a lot of fun.
The Combi Box design library is also constantly growing and soon you should be able to find many more designs online.
*Please go have a look at update #3 for a really cool functionality feature.*
Plans for the online design central
With an online design central you will be able to choose any design from the constantly growing design library that match the numbers of Wallz cubes you have, then you print the design template or download it to your tablet or smartphone.
For starters the main focus will be on adding designs for Combi 1 and 2, 400 Wallz cubes in a single color and 800 Wallz cubes in a single color. (Ideas for designs are always welcome)
Later on a feature with the ability for you to upload own designs or pictures of your creations will be added for sharing ideas and inspiration.
- Pledge 1: 10-40kr (2-7$/1,5-5€) You are simply AWESOME!!
- Pledge 2: 50kr (9$/7€) 1 x I-backed-Wallz-sticker for you.
- Pledge 3: 130kr (22$/18€) 1 x Combi Box for you.
- Pledge 4: 130kr (22$/18€) 1 x single color box with 400 cubes for you.
- pledge 5: 220kr (38$/30€) 2 x Combi Box for you.
- Pledge 6: 220kr (38$/30€) 2 x single color box with 400 cubes in each for you.
- Pledge 7: 400kr (69$/54€) 4 x Combi Box for you. (The kids will love you!)
- Pledge 8: 400kr (69$/54€) 4 x single color box with 400 cubes in each for you.
- Pledge 9: 1000kr (179$/134€) 10 x Combi Box, great for ex. schools!
- Pledge 10: 1000kr (179$/134€) 10 x single color box with 400 cubes in each.
- Pledge 11: 1500kr (274$/202€) MEGA BOX 16 boxes in all of the available colors = 6400 cubes!!
- Pledge 12: 3000kr (514$/403€) Unique design package using up to 3000 cubes.
- Pledge 12: 15.000kr (2375$/2014€) The extreme Wallz-art-and-design-and-exposure-package for companies in Denmark.
Questions and answers
Why is the Combi Boxes set to delivery in December 2014 and the single color boxes set to delivery in February 2015?
The first small scale production was concentrated on the Combi Boxes so I have plenty of those in stock and therefor you should receive those in time for Christmas. The single color boxes were only produced in a very small scale, just for me to check out all the colors, and that will result in some (approx. 45 days) production/shipping time.
Why 30.000 DKK (approx. 5.146$/4.029€)?
Yes, but it still is an adhesive so it will of course not be endlessly reusable. Tests has shown that the cubes can be effectively reused 5-10 times depending on the wall type and how hard the cubes are stuck on the wall.
The adhesive is strong enough to sit on very uneven surfaces and because of the density of the foam the cube will sometimes leave a small residue rather than damaging the wall. This small residue is easily removed with your finger or a dry cloth. See video below.
Newly painted walls must dry up for at least 2 weeks before sticking Wallz cubes to them.
What is EVA-foam and is it safe for kids to use?
EVA-foam is already seen in countless products such as toys, key changes, foot ware and mats and is completely harmless to use. The factory that produce the Wallz cubes has even provided me with documents for the chemical tests results for both the foam and the adhesive used in the production, and I have had the documents verified at an additional test lab.
Please bare in mind that Wallz is not a toy and must only be used for wall decorating purposes, and because of small part choking hazard kids in the age of 0-3 are a no-go.
Dreams and future plans
I sure hope that many stores would like to have Wallz products on their shelves, and I dream of opening a design studio where I and a handful of other designers will work with unique designs and developing of new Wallz products.
Pictures of some of the unique designs I have made
With your start-up help my pledge to you backers is a promise that I will do anything in my power to make Wallz a world wide acknowledged design concept!
Please do not hesitate to ask questions or bring ideas to the table...
Risks and challenges
The factory I have been working with is located in China so there is a risk that production or transport can be delayed. But so far in our 2 years of working together the Chinese company has not once let me down according to deliverance, quality of the Wallz cubes and general patience in the long test period, so I have high hopes that this should not be an issue. Production should not last longer than 15 days and shipping transport is set to 30 days.
The computer programers has told me that an online design central will take approximately one month to build and then 15-30 days of testing, so it should be ready just about at the same time as I will receive the Wallz cubes from China. You will of course no matter what still receive a link to the design central in the Wallz box and hopefully the site will be up and running perfectly in right time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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