Here is a less formal video showing some of the ways the calendars can be useful.
These are 2017 calendars and we are committed to shipping all rewards by Christmas 2016.
This is our second Kickstarter campaign. If you’d like to learn more check out our first project from 2014. In brief Poligon began as a collaboration between Rodrigo and Matt, which lead to the creation of several sculptural metal etched animals. They both loved the look and the pleasure of folding perfect geometric forms. The successful campaign featured insects and larger animals including a gorilla, whale and penguin. The calendars are made in the same way; but this time our focus was object interaction, and less about the making. The accuracy and intricacy of the etching process makes the calendars compact yet very clear. The joy of using them comes from the ritual of marking each day. Future events can be marked, this can be done with a full fold or half fold, perhaps signifying a less important event.
There are two types of calendar – folded and flat. The metal etch parts are Stainless Steel for all versions.
The folded arrives flat, and you fold it into the triangular form. Then you insert the end caps, folding the corners locking everything together. It's easy to make up. Each of the three faces has 4 months of the year on it. This is the same for both normal and hex styles. Every 4 months you will turn to a new face. We will supply a folding tool that docks with the end caps. The flat versions have all 12 months on their front face.
The flat calendar arrives fully assembled. Made from an etch sheet bonded to an injection moulded backing. Hidden within are two powerful neodymium magnets, allowing the calendar to be fridge mounted. The backing prevents denting of surfaces when pushing the folding tool through a day tab. It also stiffens the whole thing. We supply a folding tool which also acts as a kick stand for freestanding use. The tool nests at the top when on a fridge or noticeboard or plugs into the rear for kick stand use.
We are now selling our foldable sculptures, so why come back to Kickstarter? We want to share them with you first, and this was at the front of our minds when we had new products to launch. But it’s more than that, we need the support to pay for tooling and other set-up costs for manufacture. We are only a very small company and the calendars require etch tooling, as well as injection mould tooling. We would also love feedback on the designs before we go to production.
We have a very clear deadline for delivery - the 31st December 2016. We are very aware of this and are actually treating the 24th of December as the deadline for delivery for rewards....some of them may be gifts!
We have done this before! We learnt so much from our previous campaign, and know what it’s takes to deliver.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is missing the deadline for Christmas delivery. However, our first campaign shipped all the smaller items for Christmas and we were new to it all. We had quality issues with the thicker metal larger pieces which caused delays. That’s why the calendars are based on the thinner metal –making us confident in stainless steel. The injection moulded backings for the flat calendars need tooling, but we have a great (and used for various other projects) supplier who can make and deliver pieces fast. So we are confident but not cocky – we need to move very fast and have everything ready to do so.
Just one more thing, some parts of the world take a long time to deliver to from the UK – please bear this in mind if you’re further afield….maybe your calendar will arrive just after Christmas.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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