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The perfect accessory for your kitchen. Lid holder, trivet & display piece in one, Trivae helps you cook cleaner and smarter!
The perfect accessory for your kitchen. Lid holder, trivet & display stand in one, Trivae helps you cook cleaner and smarter!
The perfect accessory for your kitchen. Lid holder, trivet & display stand in one, Trivae helps you cook cleaner and smarter!
620 backers pledged $53,931 to help bring this project to life.

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Trivae: Art and Function at Work in Your Kitchen

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***SPECIAL UPDATE*** - Now working towards Stretch Goal #3!

Colors currently available based on the Stretch Goals we've met!

Meet Trivae

A device that holds inverted lids when cooking that also doubles as a display piece and trivet for serving. With its chic, modern design, it's the perfect assistant that fits into any kitchen as that third hand you always wished you had when cooking. It's also a great complement to any meal, whether a small dinner with the family or a large gathering for the holidays both casual and formal.

 Visit us at Trivae.com once this Kickstarter campaign ends.

The features:

  • Made of durable cast metal with non-slip silicone pads
  • Heat-resistant up to 500°F
  • In the Z-shape, holds up to 10 pounds of weight

The benefits:

  • Multifunctional to take the place of several tools
  • Minimizes clutter in the kitchen
  • Reduces the risk of burns from hot lids, damage to surfaces, and the spread of germs

The look (per our fans):

  • It's art, that functions - a novel idea!
  • Looks like horseshoes? That's good luck! We gave you two. :)
  • Handcuffs? Quite the opposite! Trivae doesn't tie you down in the kitchen...

The many functions:

The Z-shape is the perfect place to put hot lids while cooking. And unlike other lid holders, Trivae holds your lids in an inverted position keeping the condensation and food particles from cooking contained.

It works with lids of any shape or size and the break in the rings is wide enough for any user's hand, with any type of lid handle, while leaving it within easy reach at all times.

This means:

  • Both hands are free for cooking, stirring, and spicing your culinary creations 
  • Less risk of burns to hands and countertops from contact with hot lids 
  • Less of a mess to clean up after cooking

Trivae isn't just a safe place to rest your lids when you could use an extra hand. When your meal is ready to be served, fully collapse Trivae into a traditional trivet to protect your surfaces from any hot pot, pan, or dish.

This position is also perfect for compact storage in most standard kitchen cabinets and drawers.

In the fully expanded position, Trivae transforms into a dual trivet and can hold twice as many pots and pans or finished dishes.

It also keeps large casseroles and other irregularly shaped dishes off of your surfaces. The perfect resting spot for that piping hot tray of delicious holiday cookies!

Easy to use:

  • Each button (located on either side of the spine) operates the ring closest to it
  • Push the buttons toward the center (the arrows point the way) and rotate the rings to the desired position until you hear a click
  • The rings lock into each position to ensure stability

Serve and Entertain in Style:

Trivae is visually appealing and perfect for presenting finished dishes in an elegant and unique way whether in a casual or formal setting.

Trivae is right at home at both a BBQ and a formal dinner party!
Trivae is right at home at both a BBQ and a formal dinner party!

It's also quite useful in a restaurant or catering setting for elevating dishes--like a pizza!

It's the perfect kitchen accessory (and gift) for:

  • Modern-day cooks
  • Aspiring & professional chefs
  • Stylish entertainers
  • Well, just about anyone really!

Trivae in the media

We are not the only ones who love Trivae! A special thanks to everyone who has featured us and helped us to spread the word!

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The Story

Svetlana and her sister, Ruslana, are avid cooks who love to experiment in the kitchen and entertain their family. One day, they finally got tired of dealing with a recurring problem in their cooking routine: the juggle of where to put the lid while stirring a pot or adding more ingredients. At first, they scoured stores in search of a device to solve this problem and were disappointed to find nothing useful. 

After many discussions between the sisters and Svetlana's best friend, Rebecca, they finally decided to make one. But nothing is ever really that easy! While working on the idea, they quickly realized that adding yet another tool to a space that is already cluttered with gadgets was solving one problem and creating another, a storage dilemma. So they set out to create a product that would not only be useful for holding lids but would also fold flat for storage and while they were at it, they added a few trivets to take the place of multiple tools. And that's how Trivae was born! 

While working with your friends isn't always easy, in some cases it can liven up the daily grind...

Friends are always there to laugh at you and point out your mistakes.
Friends are always there to laugh at you and point out your mistakes.


A Design Challenge 

We explored several different designs and made numerous prototypes while working through each functional consideration. We wanted to make a product that was sturdy enough to support a lot of weight without sacrificing aesthetics. Our earlier efforts can be seen below in the first generation prototype on the right. As you can see, Trivae has traveled a long road.  

With the help of several designers and many hours spent scrutinizing CAD models, we've gone over every detail countless times. At each stage throughout the design process, we have made it a point to test Trivae's weight-bearing abilities and select materials suitable for the product's function, such as appropriate heat resistance and durability. 

After two grueling years of testing, modifying, and re-testing, Trivae's final design and prototype are complete. Let us just say, we couldn’t be happier with it! The end result is a simple and modern tool that can be used in the kitchen or on the dining table.

The Final Product

Though we tried our best to incorporate all changes during the prototyping stage, there will be a few slight differences between the prototype you see in the video and the final manufactured product. With these tweaks we strengthened the overall structure, made the curves more streamlined, and selected the most durable finish for the product's purpose. See the images below to visualize the differences.

This is our final prototype (unfinished) showing Trivae's updated shape along with a snapshot of a finish sample from our manufacturer showing what the actual metal finish will look like.
This is our final prototype (unfinished) showing Trivae's updated shape along with a snapshot of a finish sample from our manufacturer showing what the actual metal finish will look like.

 The finished product will look fantastic. We promise!

The Rewards!

We have a plethora of rewards for you to choose from! We've spent quite awhile trying to craft the rewards that we think you will like. However, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, email us and we'll try to figure something out.

Now that you have seen all of the reward options, we wanted to help you better picture your kitchen's newest addition. Here is an up-close look at our metal plating options and silicone color guide to help you in your selection process.

The Stretch Goals!

Now that you've had a chance to get to know us a little and learn all about Trivae, if you love it as much as we do and want to see it come to market, please help us hit it out of the park with this campaign! And to give you a little extra incentive, we've designed several exciting stretch goals to help reward all of your efforts! 

Check us out online!

Risks and challenges

While nothing is absolutely certain, we can guarantee that we are a team of highly educated and motivated individuals who want to bring Trivae to you and will continue to work tirelessly to make this product a reality!

We have taken the time to seek out and build trustworthy and reliable manufacturing and supplier relationships to combat any inherent risk and potential setbacks we might experience with respect to the manufacturing process and delivering your rewards to you. We've also tried to be conservative in our delivery estimates to make sure we allow for any unexpected delays, as all projects can experience.

As some of you may already know this is not our first foray into crowdfunding and we learned a lot through that experience. In addition, based on the feedback and results of our first campaign we've been able to secure a lower minimum order quantity with our manufacturer, which has allowed us to decrease our funding goal. With all of those factors combined, we feel confident that we will be able to run a great campaign, complete this project and deliver your rewards to you. So we hope that you will decide to lend us your support to bring this project to life.

If we encounter any issues that will affect you, you will be the first to know. We're not interested in hiding anything. Years on Wall Street have shown us just how important openness and honesty are as key values in a business. We're not miracle workers, but we're determined and tenacious, so you can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to get Trivae into your kitchen (and ours!) as soon as possible. :)

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    MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SPECIAL: If the early bird gets the worm what about the bird that never goes to bed? Well we've got something really special for you! By acting fast, you get to be one of the very first to claim Trivae in classic black and you'll be saving a ton too while you're at it!

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    Early bird special: Though you missed the super early bird, we think you're pretty special anyway! You're still one of the first to claim Trivae in classic black as your very own! And what a lucky duck you are because you just saved $5!

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    Claim Trivae in your choice of classic black or red as your very own! Though you missed out on the specials, you're still in luck because our limited edition red will initially be available only through Kickstarter.

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    Want more than one Trivae? Buy 2 Trivaes in classic black for $90. Want one (or both) in our limited edition red? Add $5 for each Trivae you want in red. For example: 1 (black) + 1 (red) = $95, whereas 2 (red) = $100

    Want 3 Trivaes? Add another $45 for the third one in black or $50 for red. International backers, please add another $18 for shipping.

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    Want multiple Trivaes? Buy 4 Trivaes in classic black for $180. Want one (or all of them) in our limited edition red? Add $5 for each Trivae you want in red. For example: 2 (black) + 2 (red) = $190, whereas 4 (red) = $200

    Want 5 or more? Add another $45 for each one in black or $50 for each red beyond 4. International backers, please contact us for bulk shipping costs.

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    Want even more options? You get to customize the colors and finish on your Trivae to make it unique, like you! Select your silicone color from orange, green, red or classic black AND metal finish from one of the ten exclusive plating options.

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    Love Trivae and want everyone to know? Claim yours from our pilot run - the very first, limited production run. Chose your silicone colors from orange, green, red or classic black and your metal finish from one of ten plating options listed below. You'll also be able to brag about it as the star of our social media networks for a day...and you can do it while wearing your very own Trivae t-shirt too!

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    Want to FULLY customize your Trivae? This is the option for you! Choose any silicone color you like (any Pantone color that is) and any of the metal plating options below plus gold or silver plating. On top of that, your Trivae will come from the pilot run and will be one of the very first ever made! Oh, and since you're our biggest supporter, you'll also get a limited edition Trivae t-shirt!

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