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Entangle your daily mess into an art display! Stay organized with minimal effort while creating art with every interaction.
Entangle your daily mess into an art display! Stay organized with minimal effort while creating art with every interaction. There's more Abstruse to go around, message us to order your own!
Entangle your daily mess into an art display! Stay organized with minimal effort while creating art with every interaction. There's more Abstruse to go around, message us to order your own!
66 backers pledged $2,420 to help bring this project to life.

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Abstruse is about weaving the everyday mess into a daily art. I believe messes are a part of life and deserve to be embraced.
Abstruse is about weaving the everyday mess into a daily art. I believe messes are a part of life and deserve to be embraced.

 

Most organization focuses on putting everything in different proper places, whereas, Abstruse is simply one visible space for all your mess to stay. 

 

Abstruse captures your messes as they are, with minimal effort on your end. It enables you to move about your day and create art with every interaction. 

The design is meant to invite in your chaos.
The design is meant to invite in your chaos.

 

Intertwine Your Life Your Way
Intertwine Your Life Your Way

 

When not in use, it hangs tastefuully on your wall.
When not in use, it hangs tastefuully on your wall.

 

Like its name, this frame is a combination of obscurity and enigma to  allow you the freedom of defining its purpose. 

 A realm of possibilities to suit a variety of different objects, places and lifestyles. 

Your Mess. Your Abstruse. Display Proudly.
Your Mess. Your Abstruse. Display Proudly.

 Every mess is part of a process and unique to it's creator. Let's be proud of our messes!

Angle it your way!
Angle it your way!

 

Effortlessly entangling YOU!
Effortlessly entangling YOU!

 

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Sizing and dimensions
Sizing and dimensions

 

Material Details
Material Details

 It can be mounted to the wall in a few simple steps. Wall mounting step-by-step instructions are included in the package as well. 

Design details and other components are self-compiled and the completed set is packaged by hand. The frame and shelf manufacturing is Chicago-based and done in partnership with local designer Dexter Morrow from Deca Studios, a mixed-media studio located off of Halsted and Cermak. 

 

bringing Abstruse to life in the studio
bringing Abstruse to life in the studio

 

From cut to finish every piece is given detailed attention and involves lots of handiwork.
From cut to finish every piece is given detailed attention and involves lots of handiwork.

 

                                                                               

 Hi there! My name is Nabeeha, but friends call me Nabz. Thank you for taking interest in my project! I became interested in the process of mess and organization over the past year, and this project was born from that exploration. 
I’m a fourth year Industrial Design Student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is my first Kickstarter campaign and I’m super excited!

entangled in the creative process
entangled in the creative process

Working on this campaign, I’m realizing more and more just how much I’ve learned within my time at UIC.
In turn, this project is my way of sharing with all of you the many experiences and skills I've accumulated over the years!

Abstruse is being made in limited quantities so do take note of the availability of offers.

 

Timeline
Timeline

 

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Risks and challenges

No significant risks or challenges. Two possible changes I foresee are with the timeline and shipping price.
(1) This project is being created by a two-person team in a small design studio, and involves intensive manual labor. This makes the production speed slower. While, great diligence has been put into the planning of the timeline to ensure a smooth completion, there still remains a possibility to fall behind on schedule by 2-3 weeks if any materials arrive late.
(2) Shipping prices are subject to a possible increase of $3 if for some reason we are forced to switch to flat-rate shipping (the chance of this happening is very low though).
Any and all changes will be relayed to backers via updates. We are fully confident in our ability to deliver this project, all we need is your support!

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    Together we can enable others to capture their creative processes, and daily work flow in unique organized messes.
    Every dollar matters and I am grateful for your donation!

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    Early Special (Limited Time Offer)

    Capture your creative mess with Abstruse's Wood Original version at a lower amount.
    Comes fully-assembled with mounting screw components included.

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    Wood Original

    Entangle your work flow with Abstruse's finished natural wood frame and an assortment of sea-green and silver colored elastic cords.
    Comes fully-assembled with mounting screw components included.

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