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A Set of 4 Concrete Succulent Planters.
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Hi, I am Scott Louis, a 5th year Industrial and Graphic Design student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  I am in a class called EPD or Entrepreneurial Product Development which focuses on developing Kickstarters throughout my senior year.

Why Hexa?

We all know what it’s like to have a messy or uninspiring desk. I created Hexa to bring order and life to the common work desk. 

Bland Desk

Looking into tiling, modularity, materials, basic shapes, and patterns, I began to think of ways in which I could house a plant on my desk.  I was looking for a form that would allow for modularity and an exciting pattern.  Hexagons began to show a tiling pattern that could be used to create an interesting layout on one's desk. 

early ideations on size and modularity

I began to move forward with the hexagonal shape and started to explore different patterns and sizing until I came across one that was aesthetically pleasing and not too bulky. 

some of the possible patterns

Hexa is designed to be the concrete planter that brings the appeal back to your desk.

The Product

Hexa is made using reusable molds and concrete to create a group of 4 concrete planters. The planters are 2.25 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide. They come in a colored and an uncolored version depending on what reward you back!

Singular Hexa on the Desk
Prototype colored Hexa

Hexa comes in regular, emerald, baby blue, coral, and charcoal colors. 

The Packages

$1

Thank you for supporting the Kickstarter! You get access to updates and information regarding Hexa!

$20

Thank you for supporting the Kickstarter! You get access to updates and information regarding Hexa + one set of 2 uncolored Hexas!

$30

Thank you for supporting the Kickstarter! You get access to updates and information regarding Hexa + one set of 2 colored Hexas!

$35

Thank you for supporting the Kickstarter! You get access to updates and information regarding Hexa + one set of 4 uncolored Hexas!

$45

Thank you for supporting the Kickstarter! You get access to updates and information regarding Hexa + one set of 4 colored Hexas!


The End Game

Hexa is worked on solely by me.  This means I will be working on mold making, casting, and logistics alone.  The goal of $500 will cover the production cost of the Hexa planters.  A small portion of this money will also be going towards advancing the design of the Hexa, and funding prototypes for future Kickstarters.


Timeline

September 17 – October 1: Campaign launch and updates.

October: Updates regarding the production and fulfillment of Hexa.

Mid-October: Production.

November: Fulfillment start.

December: Fulfillment end.

Risks and challenges

Since this is my first time launching a Kickstarter so I will be learning as I go along (with the guidance of my professor Ted Burdett)! I'm currently a one-person operation, so any issues that arise will be on me, but I plan on being transparent in the event of any hiccups along the way.

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Funding period

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