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This is a unique feature to any room! A new clothes and umbrella rail that saves space, due to its clever corner design.
53 backers pledged £1,030 to help bring this project to life.

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This is a small household business. However your help can push us off to bigger things.

My Story 

My name is Leanne Yip Heung Win and I am 19 years old. I wanted to study mechanical engineering because I enjoy problem solving and creating new ideas. The idea for this product came to me when I had a cramped bedroom and needed the extra space. The Corner Cloakroom provided space due to it's intuitive design but is also functional and aesthetically pleasing. 

During my summer break, I thought this product would be a great summer project. After the summer I still wanted to experiment with new designs so I carried on developing for a year. Now I believe I have arrived at the best solution to the initial problem. 

With help from my family, friends and a 3D printer after prototyping many ideas I have reached a final design which I am proud of. Luckily my brother told me about Kickstarter, otherwise I would never be able to bring The Corner Cloakroom to market!

3D Printed Final Design
3D Printed Final Design

Functions

Instead of having a clunky clothes cupboard, overloaded coat hooks or a large ordinary clothes rail, The Corner Cloakroom saves you a huge amount of space and lets you browse and select your clothes easily unlike normal coat hooks. As seen in the video, it is very sturdy so can hold very heavy items.

It can be used in many areas of your home, it makes a lovely feature. For example your bedroom, reception, garage. 

It can also be used to hang umbrellas. 

The Style and Range

A very minimalistic but strong design has been chosen creating a modern look. The 4 parts that hold the steel rod in place will be produced in a variety of colours to suit each individual room style. 

To celebrate being on Kickstarter there is a limited edition Green version available!

Dimensions

There are 3 sizes available:

  • The Standard Corner Cloakroom can hold up to approximately 20 pieces of clothing
  • The Large Corner Cloakroom can hold up to approximately 30 pieces of clothing
  • New Special customise your Corner Cloakroom option. You will receive: bracket x2, left and right attachments, M4 screw x2 and wall plug x2. You can buy your own 19mm diameter tube to tailor to your own needs.
Tolerance +/- 3mm
Tolerance +/- 3mm
Tolerance +/- 3mm
Tolerance +/- 3mm

Mechanism/Installation 

The attachments connect to the steel rod and then snugly fit into the brackets assembling a solid unit. It only uses 2 wall mounted screws, one at either end. The Corner Cloakroom is made of only 5 main parts therefore has a sleek but stiff design.

Included items: bracket x2, left and right attachments, steel tube, M4 screw x2 and wall plug x2
Included items: bracket x2, left and right attachments, steel tube, M4 screw x2 and wall plug x2

Manufacture and Materials 

All brackets and attachments are to be made by a stereolithography process using Acrylate Photopolymer Resin, then sprayed with plastic primer and gloss paint. The rod is hollow and made of high-quality steel with a chrome finish. 

Instead of purchasing the moulds for Injection Moulding, I will be manufacturing the parts using stereolithography which is significantly less expensive but still produces incredible high quality parts, due to the great advances in stereolithography technology. Therefore I can offer The Corner Cloakroom at a great price and start to make The Corner Cloakroom so more people can enjoy the product!

How you can help

With your support I will be able to order the steel tube, resin and packaging in bulk which will reduce material and shipping costs. In addition £170 of the funds will go towards buying a Hitachi C9U2/J6 Circular Saw to cut large quantities of Steel bar to size. The 1st batch production run can then start. Without your help The Corner Cloakroom would not be available at a competitive price.   

In the future I would like to be able to produce a hook attachment that can be slotted onto your Corner Cloakroom and will be available in different colours. With your help this will be tested and manufactured in the near future.

Hook Attachment CAD
Hook Attachment CAD

Production Plan

At this present time The Corner Cloakroom is a fully working product. It is currently being used to hang up coats and umbrellas in my home. However the attachments and brackets need refinement to get a smooth finish.

August 

  • Write and send out postcards
  • Design clear installation instructions
  • Purchase resin, straight after Kickstarter Campaign

September

  • Purchase Steel tube from local Steel tube vendor, metal saw and packaging
  • Finalise designs with senior engineer
  • Start 1st batch of plastic parts 
  • Paint parts 

October 

  • Cut Steel tube
  • Ready to ship out first batch 

November 

  • Design and prototype hook attachment 

What you have been waiting for.......amazing rewards!

Be one of the 1st people to get your hands on a Corner Cloakroom. Only available here!

Postcard with thoughtful handwritten message will be sent to some special backers!
Postcard with thoughtful handwritten message will be sent to some special backers!

All backers will go on The Corner Cloakroom's website backer wall. Each Corner Cloakroom will be packed safely into a postal tube. 

Thank You 

Thank you for taking the time to view The Corner Cloakroom and if you have any questions please do ask using the comment section above. 

If you would like to keep up to date with future events and competitions follow my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CornerCloakroom?ref=hl

Risks and challenges

Logistics
I have obtained quotes from my local Steel rod vendor that can provide the correct diameter material quickly. The special resin is acquired from America so will take weeks to arrive and the arrival date is sometimes unpredictable, so we must make sure to order the resin as soon as possible. I know that sometimes things don’t always go as expected, which can cause delays; therefore there is a buffer period included into the delivery expectation.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.30

    Be part of the Community! You get your name on The Corner Cloakroom's website wall.

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    REDUCE SHIPPING COSTS

    CUSTOMISE! The Corner Cloakroom and a choice of colour. You will receive: bracket x2, left and right attachments, M4 screw x2 and wall plug x2 (Steel tube not included). You can buy your own 19mm diameter tube to tailor to your own needs.

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    BE UNIQUE LIMITED EDITION OFFER! One limited edition standard size Corner Cloakroom in Kickstarter green. Only 15 available!

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    EARLY BIRD OFFER! You get The Standard Corner Cloakroom and a choice of colour: white, black, blue, red and purple. In addition you will receive an autographed postcard and handwritten thoughtful message thanking you for your support. Only 40 available!

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    OH YES! You get The Standard Corner Cloakroom and a choice of colour: white, black, blue, red and purple.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! You get The Large Corner Cloakroom and a choice of colour: white, black, blue, red and purple. In addition you will receive an autographed postcard and handwritten thoughtful message thanking you for your support. Only 30 available!

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    GO LARGE! You get The Large Corner Cloakroom and choice of colour: white, black, blue, red and purple.

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