About this project
My Drawing Board is an ergonomic and functional drawing table, with a simple and refined design, thought to draw in the best conditions and keep your work space organized.
100% made in France with love.
Keep your back safe
Ergonomic work plan is often underestimated in drawing. A wrong inclination of the support can not only lead to bad positions, but can also distort perspective and depth.
Because our desktops are horizontale surfaces, it's difficult to maintain a straight back. We tends to lean forwards to be more comfortable while writing, drawing or sketching. We don't even notice but most of us stand in a wrong posture, like the little fellow right bellow.
Adopting a good sitting pose is really important to avoid tensions of the body, reduce the risk of muskuloskeletal (MSI) diseases, reduce mental and physic fatigue and improve concentration. You can work longer and better, and your back will thank you later !
Choose your inclination to work comfortably in any situations.
My Drawing Board helps you to get your material organized. Choose the way you want to store your pencils, by darkness, thickness, color of the lead, etc. Spot the one you need instantly. No more time wasted looking for the pencil that always disappear behind your sketchbook or under a paper !
Regular and coloured pencils : almost every kind of pencils fits in.
Ink pencils : A large scale of the most used ink pencils fits in such as :
- Staedtler Pigment liner
- Pigma Micron
- Faber-Castell Pitt
- Copic Multiliner SP
A magnet is include so you can place it on the top of the table to hold your paper. It allows you to rotate and move your drawing sheets to be more comfortable, like we do in a regular desk.
Copic 'Sketch' & Copic 'Original' version
It's the same, but pencils storage is dedicated for Copic 'Sketch' and 'Original' markers ! Many of you use these markers so we wanted everyone to be able to organise them on the drawing board.
My Drawing Board is 100% made and assembled in France.
The manufacturer is based in a small town near Nantes, and I receive the tables in Paris where they are assembled and finished by me, in my workshop. All suppliers are based in France, from the cardboard packages, magnets, to felt pads. It's really important to me to be close to them. I know exactly what they do and is much easier to develop good and solid relationships.
The material used is a birch plywood. Known to be robuste, stable and sustainable, this high quality wood find many applications. The surface is sanded on both sides and it's has a clear and beautiful appearance.
Choose your color !
Choose between six different colors :
Klein blue - Azur blue - Green - Red - Grey - Black
After the campaign, you will receive a survey to chose the color you want.
The idea was born is June 2016 from a school project. We had to create something innovative from a natural material. I draw a lot for projects and for my own personal pleasure, so I decided to create a useful tool for designers, artists, doodlers,... The idea of a drawing table came naturally when I look at the mess on my desk after working on a long project, there were pencils all over my desk and I had back pain. I needed to do something.
The project was not meant to be produced but I received a lot of positive feedback from my friends and people on the internet. I was regularly asked if the drawing table was for sale or if I could build one for people who asked.
At this time, I decided to dedicate my time to this project. I spent the last few months working to improve the first prototype, finding a manufacturer and all the different suppliers.
The final version has been tested by professional artists such as Bodil Jane who is an awesome illustrator based in Amsterdam, and Vincent Mallié, a great french comic illustrator. Their feedback really helped me to improve and make some changes to the final prototype. Thanks to them !
What the funding is used for ?
Everything is ready now, we just need your support to make this project a reality. Every pledges, even the smallest ones are really helpful. You can also help by sharing this project to your friends :) Thanks a lot for your support !
Don't hesitate to ask questions during the campaign in the 'commentary' section.
My name is Benjamin, I'm a designer and art lover based in Paris. I created My Drawing Board last year, and spent the last few months working on the project. Hope you'll enjoy it !
Risks and challenges
We are fully aware of problems we might encounter, such as delivery time, issue with a supplier, etc.
As we said, we are very close to all the different suppliers we are working with. Every supplier is able to provide us quickly in case of defect(s), failure(s), breakage or anything else.
In case of a giant monster would want to destroy the factory who made the tables, we know others manufacturers to make the production. It would just take more time.
We already sent drawing tables in different countries and the package arrived intact each time.
Anyway, if anything happens during the production, we will tell everything you need to know !
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