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Rooted in design, this bowl and plate connect to form a handheld portable dish so you can eat, mingle and move.
Rooted in design, this bowl and plate connect to form a handheld portable dish so you can eat, mingle and move.
439 backers pledged $29,154 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal $40,000- Add 2 New Colors! Contact Kevin or Karl with your suggestions.

Dishes that Move with You

We set out to design a unique product that will meet the needs of the modern family. For the most part, dishes have remained unchanged since their creation (about 250 years ago), yet the way that people eat has evolved dramatically.

The Ripple is a product designed for people who lead busy lives. A bowl and plate combination made of high quality, BPA free, microwave and dishwasher safe plastic where the bowl is offset and raised slightly allowing for connection and disconnection while holding the bowl’s handle. These dishes are designed to move with you and your life.

Use the Ripple When You're

  • At Dinner parties
  • At a football party
  • Watching TV
  • On the go
  • Eating an after school snack
  • Feeding the kids lunch
  • Eating soup and a sandwich
  • Eating cereal and toast
  • In your dorm room
  • Camping
  • At a picnic
  • And many more

The Ripple Qualities

  • Portable, easy plate and bowl connection
  • Versatile modern design
  • Stackable plates and bowls
  • Microwave/dishwasher safe plastic
  • FDA food grade plastic
  • A soft touch (grippy) handle
  • Made in Montana, USA

Our Story

The Ripple started as an art project years ago in Kevin's ceramic studio in Wyoming.  The project evolved and it became a mission to design and throw a bowl/plate combination that would allow people to eat anywhere comfortably.  Kevin then moved to Montana, met Karl, and asked him to help with engineering.  Together (read more about us in our full bio) they created a bowl and plate combination that can easily connect and disconnect.  This modern artistic design is an essential innovation to the traditional bowl and plate.

After many prototypes we believe the design is elegant, simple, strong and optimized for injection molding.  We are now ready for the next big step, we need to have a steel mold machined ($20,000 project goal) so that we can bring this design to the masses.  We will use the steel mold to injection mold a high quality plastic Ripple right here in Montana.

Testimonials

"I would love to cook with this in my dorm room!" - JJ C. (College Student)

"How do I get one of these? It just makes sense." - Chet B. (Realtor)

"I need one of these now, it would change everything about how I serve food to my husband and family!"-  Marie S. (Mom)

THE RIPPLE COLOR COMBINATIONS
THE RIPPLE COLOR COMBINATIONS

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Risks and challenges

We have tested over a dozen ripple prototypes to guarantee that every part works the way it should. So rest assured that the functionality and design have been dissected over our rigorous testing process. The only component that is subject to change is the connection, currently we have the design looking and functioning the way we like it, however there might be some small modifications when we go to production.

The 20,000 goal will pay for a portion of the tooling costs, funding beyond our goal will go to the rest of the mold, testing and manufacturing the first order of Ripples. We have been working with a manufacturing plant in Montana for several months now, and we feel confident in their ability to deliver the product we envision.

We have worked hard to get to this point and we will not stop until every reward has been delivered on time. Our customers are our number one priority, so expect communication if we run into any setbacks.

Thanks for your support!

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FAQ

  • The approximate diameter of the plate is 9.5 inches and the bowl’s diameter is approximately 6.5 inches (it holds a full can of soup, 16 oz. with extra room to avoid spilling).

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  • We will send you a survey at the end of the project time period (the end of May) requesting your color choice.

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  • The name of this product, The Ripple came from a couple places, First, looking at the top of the bowl and plate combination it resembles ripples in water. Secondly the name, The Ripple suggests that this idea will spread from a single point and hopefully change the way people eat forever.

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  • The final product will be approximately 12 oz.

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  • Yes

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  • Yes, to confirm the bowl and plate are connect, the design of The Ripple's 1/4 turn locking system includes tabs that locks the bowl and plate with a "click" feeling. If the user feels the "click" the bowl and plate are securely connected.

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    INSPIRED BY DESIGN.
    The Ripple sticker + Ripple thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    The Ripple, in any color from our lineup + the Ripple sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.
    FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.

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    I LOVE THE RIPPLE.
    The Ripple, in any color from our lineup + the Ripple sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    I WANT TWO.
    Receive a set of 2 Ripples, choose any color from our lineup + the Ripple sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    A FOUR-DABLE.
    Get a set of 4 Ripples, choose any color from our lineup + the Ripple sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    JUST WEAR IT.
    Get a set of 6 Ripples, choose any color from our lineup + a Ripple T-Shirt + the Ripple Sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    CUSTOMIZE ME.
    A set of 6 Ripples made in a single custom color combination that you choose + a Ripple T-Shirt + the Ripple Sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    PARTY/RESTAURANT PACK. Get a set of 16 Ripples, choose any color from our lineup + a Ripple T-Shirt + the Ripple Sticker + thank you card + exclusive updates + you will be named on our website as a Kickstarter backer.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    I WANT TO SEE IT MADE.
    A set of 6 Ripples made in a custom color combination that you choose + we will make arrangements to treat you and a friend to dinner and to watch the Ripple being made at the manufacturing plant. --Limited to Montana, Travel Not Included--

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Funding period

- (40 days)