DeskSpace - Let your imagination wander the stars
We have faithfully recreated each of the planets of the solar system (including Pluto, because we still love you!) using the highest quality gem stones that we can lay our hands on. The result is DeskSpace - a unique and innovative gift that is handcrafted with love and polished to perfection. This is a little piece of the heavens, right there on your desk.
A perfect gift for a friend or loved one
Ever since we were children, most of us have marvelled at the stars and wondered what it would be like to be closer to them. DeskSpace gives us that small reminder of our place in the universe with a set of gemstones that are beautiful and stylish. This is a sophisticated gift for anyone with a curious mind, who was once that little child questioning the universe.
Stylish and sophisticated desk top accessory
If you like to stand out from the crowd and have something that’s just a little different from the typical Newton’s Cradle, DeskSpace is a great desk accessory. With its own rectangular stand, this easily sits on the desk, mantelpiece or window sill, this is so tactile that people will want to pick up each one. Kids will love it too and it might just start a conversation about the wonders of space.
Learn about the solar system, while looking at it
Included in your gem stone set is a high quality, heavyweight book designed to offer up some interesting, intriguing and fun facts about the planets in front of you. With detailed images and a clever design that allows it to nestle inside the box stand, this is the perfect addition to the DeskSpace set and turns it from a curiosity into a practical gift for space enthusiasts.
Made from materials that will take your breath away
In designing our DeskSpace planet set, we worked incredibly hard (for several months) to source the exact materials that would showcase the unique beauty of each planet. We visited factories and suppliers worldwide and even cross referenced NASA satellite images with the finished products to ensure they are as accurate as they are stunning. The final result are polished gems that are lovely to look at, smooth to touch and a creative gift that will be appreciated by young and old.
How we made DeskSpace
The process of creating DeskSpace involves a lengthy process of choosing, washing and shaping the various gems. Our craftsmen hand shape each one before polishing it to a perfect glass-like shine. The process may be lengthy, but we know that perfection only comes with time.
- Gemstones are mined from a variety of locations across the globe. We only work with mines that are sympathetic to the environment and with materials that are in plentiful supply.
- The individual gemstones raw blocks are then washed ready for processing into smaller shapes.
- Diamond edge saws then cut the gems into cubes and into the right sizes for each of the planets.
- Each cube is then shaped by hand into a sphere using a diamond grit grinding wheel by one of our dedicated and experienced craftsmen. This process is done by eye and takes true precision.
- Each sphere is then precisely measure and checked for imperfections - any that do not meet the grade are rejected.
- Once the stone has passed the first round of quality control it is then polished on a buffing wheel. This brings out the incredible shine and colour of each stone.
- The bespoke wooden stand and gift box are handcrafted by our artisans, who pay special attention to the detail of each and every one.
We've been blown away by the support for this project, we want to thank everyone who's back and shared our work. As we've torn through the strech goals we would like to announce the mega strech goal!
Once we hit HK$500k (~US$65k) we will offer every backer to have a custom first or last name or initals of their choosing. The custom name will use a high quality metallic transfer to tie in nicely with the DeskSpace logo. The name will appear with on the front right side of the base.
This will really make your set of DeskSpace a one of kind that you can literally call your own.
Why we made DeskSpace
We are three designers who all have three things in common - a love of design, a fascination with space and jobs that keep us tied to our desks. We wanted to create a desktop accessory that brought together our design skills with our interests. Something that would allow us to have a small vision of how our home environment sits within the universe. We wanted it to be sleek and sophisticated, to be tactile and beautiful and to make people interested in what lies beyond the desk in front of them. With our backgrounds in technical design, we knew that our creation would need to be accurate, but moreover it needed to interpret the solar system in a way that brought about emotion and a lasting feel. DeskSpace needed substance. And so, the search for the right materials began. Our search was for a desk accessory that fulfilled our personal needs and we truly believe that our creation will fulfill the needs of others too. Each and every one of us has a small connection with the skies. Bringing that into your office through our timeless and classic accessory is more than just a chance to own something beautiful - it is an opportunity to reconnect with the universe.
Risks and challenges
Our team has taken many project from concept through to manufacture and we are well prepared to ensure the highest quality and fastest delivery time. We have gone through lot of prototyping processes and made a few test runs for larger batch manufacturing. Though there are always some potential challenges to every Kickstarter campaign that may cause small delays, we are confident about project's fulfillment in time and we promise to keep you updated until you get your rewards. Our priority is to make every backer satisfied.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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