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OPPOSITES ATTRACT: Edition of 2000 double faced brooches, combining our most successful button designs
OPPOSITES ATTRACT: Edition of 2000 double faced brooches, combining our most successful button designs
152 backers pledged $8,253 to help bring this project to life.

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 The photos above: Dominique's house and view of the Osorno volcano and the Llanquihue Lake from Puerto Varas, Chile.

Our Project !

Along with our buttons we have developed a new line of double-faced brooches, which have a powerful magnet that allows them to clasp scarves and shawls, or be used in coats, jackets, blouses or sweaters as well. Their two sides are different in style and color, thus permitting to combine them with different garments of your wardrobe –or perhaps to attach very-VERY fashionable magnets to your fridge!

Our purpose is to produce an edition of one-hundred pieces of 20 different brooches, combining 40 of our most successful button designs in opposite pairs like formal-informal, light-dark, hand-sewn-printed, ethnical-pop, etcetera.

 From the button of our hearts !

We are Patricia Vogel Alvarez (Chilean) and Dominique Serrano Rolin (Belgian-Chilean), both  visual artists. We met at the end of the 90’s while studying Art in Santiago, Chile’s capital, and as time went on we became acquaintances and developed mutual respect and admiration for our work. Soon this relationship evolved into a special friendship full of creativity, solidarity and humor. We began teaching Art together but three years ago we started a small and fascinating project creating and designing buttons.Yes: buttons!

It all began when talking informally with some friends and one of them mentioned ‘buttons’ as something nobody pays special attention at… It reminded us immediately of our grandmothers’ sewing boxes with all those pieces of cloth and buttons, and suddenly the idea was there and we knew how to work it.

MEET OUR TEAM !!!

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We named our brand BOTTOM, as we were actually without work and this project was a way of reinventing ourselves, starting literally from the ‘bottom’. Besides, it was funny how this name played mixing ‘botón’ –which means ‘button’ in Spanish, with ‘bottom’ in English. 

The value of our buttons relies in their originality and their great variety, as our designs are constantly changing, and to the fact that they are all hand-made, one by one. We love to work with the concepts of ‘play’ and ‘recycle’, combining all kinds of materials in these ‘round’ ideas. 

It fascinates us to create in a small format merging art and design and offer products full of energy, whose last touch will be put by their owners when using them creatively. 

BOTTOM is a family enterprise, we work at our homes using in-house small facilities, and as we grow in need we include other women who want to come through as us but don’t have still the means to achieve it. 

Last year we went to the Tent Fair in London invited by a Chilean designer, and the feedback we got was incredible! This has encouraged us to work more and aim our products at new markets abroad, for what the Kickstarter initiative could be very helpful. 

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Risks & Challenges

We are very excited to participate in this incredible platform –and our families and friends too! We have followed several projects, all of them so original, creative and relevant, and felt very happy when they met their goals. We hope you will help us in different ways, one of them with your comments and ideas, as well as with your doubts and questions, for what you can use the space at the end of the page.
It’s a great challenge for us to show our designs in such small products as buttons, and ask you to send your support from different places in the world. Our country, Chile, is actually at the ‘bottom’ of the world, so we will make our best efforts to answer you and send your rewards well and on time. We are supported here by ProChile, a government agency that helps Chilean creative industries and promotes Chilean products abroad. Our hearty thanks to them –and you!

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    ART DOESN'T WAIT - THANK YOU!

    Thank you for thinking in us.
    We will send you our Holiday E-Card (700px wide x 700px high) and will include you in our mailing list to keep you informed of our new designs.
    We have no limit for friends!

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    EARLY BIRD 1!

    We will send you a lovely set of 4 buttons, along with our nice postcard with a personal salute, and will keep you informed of our new designs as well.($7 OFF normal price + FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING - after completing first 50 backers price will go up to $15 + $5 shipping)

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    THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN US!

    Along with our nice postcard with a personal salute, we will send you 2 buttons, with a safety pin so you can use them as brooches or as buttons. We will keep you informed of our new designs as well.

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    EARLY BIRD 2!

    We will reward your contribution sending you a set of 8 buttons, along with our nice postcard with a personal salute. We will keep you informed of our new designs as well. ($10 OFF normal price +
    FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING - after completing first 50 bakers price will go up to $25 + $5 shipping)

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BACKING US !
    We will reward your contribution sending you 1 of our double-faced brooches, along with our nice postcard with a personal salute. We will keep you informed of our new designs as well.
    FIRST 25 FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!!!

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    YOU ARE A GREAT DESIGN SUPPORTER!
    As reward for believing in us we will send you a set of 8 buttons and 1 of our double-faced brooches, along with our nice postcard with a personal salute. We will put your name in our list of sponsors and keep you informed of the evolution of our company and our new designs as well.

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    YOUR APPRAISAL ENCOURAGES US!

    2 sets of 8 buttons and 2 double-faced brooches will be our reward for your contribution, along with our nice postcard with a personal salute. We will also put your name in our list of sponsors and keep you informed of the evolution of our company and our new designs as well.

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    WOW! THIS IS A GREAT AND SENSIBLE ENDORSEMENT FOR US!

    As reward for your endorsement we will send you 2 of eight buttons and 2 double-faced brooches, plus a folder with 5 numbered and signed prints of our favorite designs, from a single edition of one hundred copies. We will highlight your name in our list of sponsors and keep you informed of the evolution of our company and of our new designs, of course.
    FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

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    Pledge $700 or more About $700

    YOU ARE THE BEST AND WE FEEL SO GRATIFIED!

    As reward for your incredible backing we will send you the complete set of 20 double-faced brooches (40 different designs!!!), plus a folder with five numbered and signed prints of our favorite designs, from a single edition of one hundred copies. We will highlight your name on top of our list of sponsors and keep you informed of the evolution of our company and of our new designs –forever!
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    WELCOME!

    Come to meet us in Chile!
    We'll take you both on an unforgettable tour
    to the Lakes Region. Includes round trip, economy tickets Miami-Santiago-Puerto Montt
    and Puerto Montt-Santiago-Miami, 7 day tour for two people, hotels (or our house) and two meals a day.

    Dates will be arranged by mutual agreement.

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