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A beautiful hand-made bottle holder for wine & beer that you can attach to your bike. Wood & leather never looked that good on a bike!
A beautiful hand-made bottle holder for wine & beer that you can attach to your bike. Wood & leather never looked that good on a bike!
51 backers pledged CA$ 4,515 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi! I’m Antoine Malouin, founder of Les Ateliers Hervé. I’ve designed a bottle holder for bikes and when my friends saw the product, they thought I should definitely present it to the Kickstarter community. I was afraid to put myself and my creation out there, but since I started planning my Kickstarter, the feedback has been 100% positive.

Now that I have a full confidence in this campaign, the next step is to get YOU involved!   

Woodturning at Les Ateliers Hervé
Woodturning at Les Ateliers Hervé

THE PROJECT

As I was looking for a clever way to carry a wine bottle or a beer on a bike, I quickly realized that the existing products were not matching my expectations. I started sketching and consulted a couple friends who constantly use their bike. Once the first prototype was completed, I gave it to a friend who toured Europe by bike during three months. His feedback was helpful enough to make the final adjustments and now you get to take advantage of all this process!

The bottle holder is made of two wooden pieces wrapped by stitched leather. Two leather straps allow you to put the bottle holder easily on your bike and the handle allows you to carry it by hand wherever you need. Leather and wood combined in a beautiful and useful product that will last.

The Bottle Holder by Les Ateliers Hervé
The Bottle Holder by Les Ateliers Hervé

THE PLAN

Your pledge will help me buy materials in larger quantity and upgrade the tools I’m presently using to get more precise results at a faster production pace.

The ultimate plan is to set up my own workshop. I’m presently renting a woodworking shop far from home and I’m doing the leather work in my kitchen. The real deal for me would be to put back to life all my grand-father’s tools. We stored them when he passed away and since then, I’ve been dreaming of using these tools again to create my products.

REWARDS

These rewards are all products I created over the last years. I’m proudly sharing them with the world and I can’t wait to see you people using them!

1$ - Thanks for believing in Les Ateliers Hervé!

Les Ateliers Hervé
Les Ateliers Hervé

40$ - Personalized iPhone leather case

L'Étui by Les Ateliers Hervé
L'Étui by Les Ateliers Hervé

50$ - Personalized dog collar

Le collier by Les Ateliers Hervé
Le collier by Les Ateliers Hervé

75$ - Leather & jeans apron

Le Tablier by Les Ateliers Hervé
Le Tablier by Les Ateliers Hervé

 95$ - The Bottle Holder

Le Porte-Bouteille by Les Ateliers Hervé
Le Porte-Bouteille by Les Ateliers Hervé

 180$ - Pepper mill

La Poivrière by Les Ateliers Hervé
La Poivrière by Les Ateliers Hervé

225$ - Full leather package

Leather package by Les Ateliers Hervé
Leather package by Les Ateliers Hervé

 500$ - Meeting & quote for a copper pipe lamp

Lampe de cuivre by Les Ateliers Hervé
Lampe de cuivre by Les Ateliers Hervé

THANKS!!

Thanks to everyone who helped me during the preparation of the campaign and who provided insightful feedback on my prototypes.

 Special thanks to:

  • Raphael Jolicoeur from VIU MEDIA for making the video and the photography (www.viumedia.net).
  • My boys for encouraging me to Kickstart my products.
  • Cloé for her patience, support and precious feedback and Henri for being the most amazing son ever!
  • THE KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY WHO GIVES HOPE AND MEANS TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR LIKE MYSELF! 

Risks and challenges

Keeping a constant leather supply:
Since the exact quantity of leather I'll be buying is unknown until the end of the campaign, I made sure the leather I’m using can be provided in large quantity by the supplier. Leather color can vary from one skin to another, but we promise the best looking products either way.

Production:
One of the main challenges we might encounter is to face an overflow in demand. If we get more pledges than we expect, we will let you know what to expect in terms of delivery time. Communication is the key.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.74

    Thank you so much for believing in Les Ateliers Hervé. Your name will be added to our website after the campaign.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    Get a personalized iPhone leather case. We'll put your name or nickname on the case (Max. 3 words). Works with iPhone 4, 4S & 5 for now, but we might consider other phone models if the demand is high enough.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $37

    Get a personalized dog collar. We'll put your pet's name and your phone number on the collar. All your infos will be on the collar if your dog gets lost (your phone number will only be used for the collar, we promise!).

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $56

    Get a beautiful apron for the workshop or the kitchen. Made with jeans, leather and cotton laces it'll make you look awesome wherever you are.

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    Pledge CA$ 95 or more About $71

    Get THE bottle-holder for your bike trips and your 'rendez-vous galant'.

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    Pledge CA$ 180 or more About $134

    Get a beautiful 13'' tall pepper mill made with white ash. There's no doubt this slick pepper mill will stand out beautifully in your kitchen.

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About $168

    This package (worth 260$) is the real deal! Get a personalized iPhone leather case, a personalized dog collar, a leather & jeans apron and the bottle-holder in a single package!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $372

    - Only available in the province of Quebec, CA.-

    Get a meeting and a first quote for a beautiful copper pipes lamp. Get inspired at www.lesateliersherve.ca

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