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Beautiful refined home and office accessories emphasizing material and craftsmanship through form

Hi, thanks for checking out our project. With your support we would love to make what we believe to be meaningful products a reality and pass this small experience into your hands and homes.

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An eclectic capsule selection of home and office accessories, invested with design honesty, materials integrity, and meticulous craftsmanship... -mocoloco

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...you’re backing the current and future work of David Okum, and, if these pieces are anything to go by, that’s a sound investment. -bltd

a range of small products that are equally logical and lyrical, solution-based but also simply beautiful... -fastcompany

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THE MADE COLLECTION is an intersection of tools, materials and design coming together to form something greater than its individual parts. Relying on craftsmanship, each piece is created by hand in-house to make sure every detail feels just right.

OKUM MADE studio is a strong believer in products being designed with respect and understanding the integrity of the materials and its great capabilities. This in turn allows us to provide everyday necessities that are both unexpected and honest.

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Deliberate, logical and executed to the last detail. The S&P Shakers are made from the highest grade lumber and durable Corian. Salt and pepper shakers will always have a place at the dining table, by using long lasting materials and an understated refined design the S&P Shakers are made to last. Made available in American Walnut and Hard White Maple. Finished in water-based polyurethane clear coat that preserves the natural tone of the wood.

Material: American Walnut, Hard White Maple
Dimensions: 1.75"L x 1.75"W x 3"H

Stunning solid aluminum trivet that is as utilitarian as it is beautiful. The SQ Trivet begins as extruded aircraft grade aluminum, bent using very basic processes interpreted to maximize the material and form. Edge bending serves to raise hot pots higher, absorb less heat and add a geometric sharpness, while using less material. Polished to a matte-sheen, this trivet is an ideal size for just about any pot or pan on your table.

Material: Aluminum
Dimensions: 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 5/8"H

Honest, useful and time-less. Every surface was purposefully designed to take the form, functionality and the material further. Using the highest grade lumber and skillful craftsmanship the Paddle Coathook makes for a beautiful, truly understated and unobtrusive design that looks even better when just hanging there. Made available in American Walnut and Hard White Maple. Finished in water-based polyurethane clear coat that preserves the natural tone of the wood. (coathooks come in a set of 3, brass screw hardware included)

Material: American Walnut, Hard White Maple
Dimensions: 1.75"L x 1.75"W x 2.5"H

The V-Tray uses simple geometric forms interpreted in natural materials and made using automated machines. The tray&bowl is machined from the same solid block of hand-picked hardwood to ensure consistent grain and color. The fluid interior directly correlates to the 90 degree chamfer bit used to create it. The V-Tray family was created from the desire to keep desktops free of clutter. The bowl can be used for paper clips, the large tray fits pens and pencils easily. Made available in American Walnut and Hard White Maple. Finished in water-based polyurethane clear coat that preserves the natural tone of the wood.

Material: American Walnut, Hard White Maple
Dimensions Tray: 9.5"L x 2.5"W x 1.5"H
Dimensions Bowl: 3"L x 3"W x 1.5"H

Limited Edition Serial# Made Collection

Hard white maple is finished in a custom aniline dye mixture of rich navy blue and coated in a durable water-based polyurethane clear coat.The aluminum SQ Trivet is fused with brass using a process known as electroplating. The collection is numbered with its production number as well as your initials as a special thank you.

OKUM MADE is a products company creating purposeful creative home accessories that are engaging and designed with honesty. Our studio philosophy is built on re-exploring the basics and the move away from being too modern. This in turn we believe will bring us to a new and truer sense of modernity that is timeless.  Material exploration and purposeful functionality is the backbone of all of our products, and passing this small experience into your hands is our wish.

This is where we need you. By backing the project, you are essentially pre-ordering from our first collection, but also enabling us to make more meaningful products in the future. Your funds will goes towards lowering costs and streamlining production - allowing for more consistency and the highest quality product.

This type of brand requires a supportive community to grow.  With your support we hope to begin shipping to our backers as soon as early May.  We are excited to go into production and can't wait to share this wonderful experience with you.  Help us spread the word and share it with your friends. A big THANK YOU!

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Production will take place in our dedicated studio workshop as well as in local workshops that we have worked with in the past. We take pride in patience and precision, and working in-house allows for more control and flexibility when problems do arise.

In contrast to our experience in designing and building larger furniture pieces, The Made Collection will be our first serial production. To prepare for this transition, we have done production run-throughs to see where bottle necks exist and made plans for the difficulties of producing hundreds or even thousands of hangers, shakers, trivets and trays.

We source our materials from local vendors and specifically planned the manufacturing process to best utilize our infrastructure. Countless iterations have been made and used for months. We are ready for production and ready to deliver products at the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.

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  • At the end of the project you will have an option to choose your hardwood preference in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut. Kickstarter uses a survey system that is sent after the project is successfully funded. The survey will confirm your order, shipping address and other important facts before shipping.

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    Join the Made community, every bit counts. Not only will the funds help to launch the first collection, it will enable us to make more meaningful products in the future. Receive exclusive updates about design process, manufacturing methods and ideas on the drawing board.

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    PINOCCHIO S&P SHAKERS ______________________________ Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    SQ TRIVET ______________________________ Polished solid aluminum. Includes shipping within the USA

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    PADDLE COATHOOKS (set of three w/ hardware) ______________________________ Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    V TRAY&BOWL ______________________________ Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    KITCHEN BOX SET - PINOCCHIO S&P SHAKERS and SQ TRIVET ______________________________ Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    HOME BOX SET - PADDLE COATHOOKS and V TRAY&BOWL ______________________________ Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    EARLY BIRD MADE COLLECTION ______________________________ Be the first to own our entire collection, as well as get your initials laser etched as a special thank you. Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    THE MADE COLLECTION ______________________________ Be the first to own our entire collection, as well as get your initials laser etched as a special thank you. Available in either Hard White Maple or American Walnut (chosen after the project is successful). Includes shipping within the USA.

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    LIMITED EDITION SERIAL# - THE MADE COLLECTION ______________________________ Made in an exclusive finish to kickstarter backers. The collection will be lasered with its serial number as well as your initials as a special thank you. Includes shipping within the USA.

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