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dot.homeBy dot.home
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dot.homeBy dot.home
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£509
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backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 22 2018

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The .system is a free standing modular storage system that fully adapts to the home owners’ changing requirements.

It's made of quarter sawn oak  that is famous for it's strength and stability. Oak is used widely in the furniture but it's also used in beuilding frames for ships and boats.  

ship frame made of oak
ship frame made of oak

Limited space in our city centres gives ‘downsizing’ a whole new meaning. Buyers resort to owning smaller homes if the other options are limited to paying rising rents to live in someone else’s property or moving out of the city altogether.

Well-designed micro-apartments are growing in demand not just because they are more affordable but also because of the changing way people live. Meeting the ever growing housing demands of cosmopolitan centres will take innovative solutions.

So maybe new buyers need to accept smaller homes in order to get a foot on the rung of the housing ladder, however clever and adaptable storage solutions enable them to make the best use of the available space.

After completing your pledge we will contact you with an offer to purchase matching accessories for your .system. All accessories come in two colour options: natural oak and black stain. 

It’s been a fun ride, and we are excited to see what the future holds! If we meet our Kickstarter goal, we’ll start shipping products in October 2018:

We are team of experienced experts. Our skillset lies in supply chain, production, furniture manufacturing, design thinking. We come from different cultures and are all united by idea of making amazing products for modern customers. 

10 years supply chain experience 
23 years sales experience 
10 years furniture marketing experience
18 years furniture production experience
 6 months cuteness

We believe that every designer is passionate about what they do but not every designer strives to make a difference. Our vision is focused on creating durable, versatile and stylish pieces for the modern home that change the way people look at furniture.

We recognise the importance of preserving nature for future generations and our responsibility as makers to ensure we do right by the environment. We do our best to minimise waste in all areas of our business.

We are asking your help in raising funds for the complete manufacturing of this product.

Kazakhstan-born and London-based Leonid Davydov is a recent graduate (BA in Product Design) at University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. 

Leonid gained experience in China working as an import-export consultant before starting his own company. Now a father, and living with his wife and young daughter in London, it is his desire to share his own creativity that has come to the fore.  

‘We are all born creative,’ says Leonid. ‘When we are children we all love to draw and make things, but for some reason we lose this when we grow up.’ 

Leonid drew inspiration from his childhood memories playing with the  constructor toy set called "Schoolboy" to create an unusual twist on modular furniture. The Schoolboy was manufactured in Leningrad, USSR by a company with the unlikely name The Experimental Factory of Metal Haberdashery & Souvenirs. While the packaging varies greatly from set to set, they all feature similar parts, including an assortment of stamped steel perforated strips, brackets, and small flanged or flat plates.

Leonid recognised that the popularity of the Schoolboy lies in the fact that it is affordable - standardised pieces avoid the cost and lead-time of manufacturing custom pieces - and that it does not require special training or design time to construct complex systems.

The .system is a product that is designed to inspire others to create their own furniture. ‘I believe that we can share our creativity with others,’ says Leonid. ‘I see .system as being about creative involvement. I want to give people the tools to design their own products. I can’t wait to see what people will come up with.’

The principles of the De Stijl movement has also influenced the development of the .system range. 

While De Stijl sought an expression of the harmony of nature, it did not try to imitate nature. Instead, it tried to achieve pure abstraction by reducing everything down to its essential form. Their artwork did not show much personality. They used straight lines and rectangular forms and achieved aesthetic balance by the use of opposition.

Leonid embraced the "Less Is More" motto by building on simplified visual compositions to the vertical and horizontal directions, and use of only primary colours.

The evolution of the .system went through several phases of design development before reaching its current form based on customer feedback and testing. 

Earlier versions of the .system have won several prestigious awards and honourable mentions. Some of these include the A'Design Award 2016, The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise 2015 and the IF Design Award 2015.

Leonid and the .system have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as the Vogue, Metro, Grand Designs, Casas Architecture and Design Milk.

Risks and challenges

We have come so far in this project. From one simple oak beam to a whole range of products. We've managed to gather a great team together and established a good relationship with manufacturers.

We have a system in place to ship the product to most of the countries in the world right after production. Although we understand that creating a new product may have its challenges and risks, we have a professional team including engineers and design experts that's ready to tackle any problem that comes in our way.

From our previous work experience we do understand that communication is very important and we will be keeping our backers updated every couple of weeks or as soon as we have anything important to say.

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