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By Dmitry Kopatsky
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Heartfelt thanks to all who support Smoky Wheels! Our champain is over, but our project is go on. If you want to stay in touch, subscribe to us on smokywheels.com and we'll inform you when the mugs go on sale.

This winter, the Ukrainians were tested for courage. We got a painful but useful lesson that can not be forgotten. Smoky Wheels mug reminds us: the tires are smoldering when the time for changes has come. Freedom is more than fear.

We are going over different materials for a mug: plastic, ceramic, steel and silicon, and so on. We understood that material properties must allow accurately replicate conceived tread. There are model, printed plastic prototype and product (how it will have to look).

Finally we decided to go with glass. And we happy because it will allow us to make this mug really great.

We have chosen Exon Holding for production – enterprise, that incorporates best glass plants in Europe and fills the orders for world’s leading brands. The Smokey Wheels mug will be made at the plant in Italy utilizing best technologies under management of Organic Centrum SE company. Our partnership with Exon will allow us to get top quality product and meet deadlines.  

Weighty mug with a convenient handle for a confident grip. Material - matte black glass. Let’s leave the bright colors and sparkles for women and children. Rigorous, rough, solid and at the same time resistant and reliable. Suitable for heating in the microwave and dishwasher safe. And what is important – you decide when it should be washed. Coffee and tea stains are not very noticeable.

As you decided to support our project, you will become a part of the Smoky Wheels team. Your names will be forever imprinted in the history of creation of this mug. We are also ready to offer you special perks, which ordinary Smoky Wheels mug shoppers will not be able to get.

Thank you for any of your choice. Please, share the information about us on Facebook, Twitter and your car parking. We have enough mugs for everybody.  

January 2014 – idea, sketches, visualization

February 2014 – presentation, feedback and comments

March-June 2014 – prototyping, finding of contractors, negotiate with factories

July-August 2014 – reparations for the launch of the project on Kickstarter

September 2014 – launching a campaign on Kickstarter  

October 2014  – Kickstarter campaign finishing up 

November-December 2014 – production and testing of moulds

January 2015 – production of mugs

February 2015 – start of shipping the Smoky Wheels mugs to backers. 

If you need more information about Smoky Wheels mug, look into the PRESS KIT or visit smokywheels.com

Coworking 365 — Perfect place

Dream Yard Studio — Video

Yana Rogozhina — Editor

Nikita Bukoros — Designer

Ukraine — Оur Motherland and a source of inspiration

Risks and challenges

Our team has created and produced more than 10 different products. We are also great at shipping: we sent thousands of our products to 24 countries of the World.
Our products are made ​​from different materials: ceramic, plastic, metal, vinyl, textiles. Manufacture of high quality glass products – a new experience for us. But we know very well what is a cooperation with a major manufacturer. In our projects lifecycles we are taking into account possible deviations from the production time so you do not have to wait longer. There is a chance that the product will be ready sooner. In such case we will start shipping earlier.

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    HUGS, BRO! Thank you very much for your support and welcome to Hall of Glory of Smoky Wheels web-site. You will enter into the history of this project as one of us. Besides, you will be getting all updates.

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    TAKE ONE EARLY BIRD. Early risers get the Smoky Wheels Mug with excellent price (Reg. $30) + free worldwide shipping

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    TAKE ONE. Get you Smoky Wheels Mug and save 5 USD (Reg. $30) + free worldwide shipping

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    FRATERNAL SHOULDER. If you are not indifferent to the fate of Ukraine, get your Smoky Wheels mug and donate 5 USD for support Ukrainian Army in anti-terrorist operation on East of Ukraine. Make the peace in Ukraine closer!

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    SPECIAL KICKSTARTER EDITION. Your Smoky Wheels mug will labeled "KICKSTARTER HERO" on the handle + free worldwide shipping

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    FOR YOU AND YOUR BUDDY EARLY BIRD. Take 2 Smoky Wheels mugs with the best price + free worldwide shipping

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    FOR YOU AND YOUR BUDDY. Take 2 mugs and save 15 USD + free worldwide shipping

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    PERSONALIZED SMOKY WHEELS MUG. We will engrave on handle your name, or logo or anything else that you can put into a rectangular shape 0.8х4 inches (2х10 см) and will have up to 16 signs including space + free worldwide shipping

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    INHALE UKRAINIAN SMOKE! Take the Smoky Wheels mug full of best coffee beans with uniqe flavor, packed in a leather pouch, from the only coffee mine in the World, which locate in Lviv, the coffee capital of Ukraine + free worldwide shipping

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    STAG-PARTY. Take 6 mugs set for you and your friends and save 45 USD + free worldwide shipping

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    WELCOME TO UKRAINE, MOTHERLAND OF SMOKY WHEELS! Inspiring trip for 2 persons to Kiev, one of the most beautiful cities in the World + 2 engraved mugs full of beans from the coffee mine. We'll meet you, hug you and show you the places of winter revolution. We'll tell you the story of Euromaidan and introduce you its heroes. You will never forget this trip. 3 nights in 4 star hotel are included. Flights are not included.

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Funding period

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