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By Ludovico Declich Sartori
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About

Our job is to manufacture ideas: this is what we do! 

We are a group of young Italian people, and two years ago we founded 7levers. 

CLAUDE is the name of our first exciting creation, born out of the need to make our life easier. 

One evening, we were sitting around a table to watch a film on a computer, and the poor quality of the audio was bugging us. We needed more powerful speakers, but our hi-fi system was heavy and bulky. Then, someone suggested to solve our issue not by adding external devices, but by integrating an invisible technological support straight into the coffee table.

This is how our adventure began.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Named after a person who has been the muse inspiring our design since the very start, CLAUDE truly is a one-of-a-kind technological wonder. Compatible with the Lack side table by Ikea, CLAUDE is a table leg equipped with a powerful built-in stereo and LED lights switching on and off to the music beat.

Unique and versatile, CLAUDE reinvents the functions of an ordinary piece of furniture millions of people buy and use every day, putting music at the heart of our life.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The built-in speakers allow for excellent amplification of the sound and the bass. The audio power delivered exceeds by far any other device currently on the market.

In addition, CLAUDE can also softly light the surrounding environment. On the sides of the leg, there are openings irradiating the light generated by a built-in LED system.

Manufactured with recycled wood materials, CLAUDE has a minimal yet carefully devised design. The special sound design in combination with a dedicated LED lights system, as well as an Arduino processor controlling the entire system, guarantee a user-friendly experience.

At the back of the leg you’ll find the controls and the audio jack to connect any music source. A knob is used to adjust the volume and switch the system on and off.  

Actually, what you see is only version number one! The design process is still ongoing, and in three months version 2.0 will be ready to be delivered at your home complete with: Bluetooth module and Micro USB port to recharge the gadget also from your home power network.                                                                                                                        

CLAUDE was designed for a battery duration of 6 hours, guaranteeing long-lasting service.

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All projects can be further improved, and we at 7levers are already working on version 2.0 that will be delivered at your home in just three months. CLAUDE will see the addition of:

● a Bluetooth module to wirelessly connect the most advanced smartphones and tablets, without having to give up the audio jack

● a Mini USB port to recharge CLAUDE using standard phone chargers and wall sockets.         

CLAUDE was designed to be easily removed and taken anywhere with you. It was created to make you free to listen to your favourite music wherever you go. It can be installed:

at shops and stores, by replacing expensive stereo systems

● in recreational halls at schools and educational institutions 

● at exhibitions 

● in waiting rooms at offices or medical practices

replacing standard outdoor bistro tables in cities or tourist resorts

beside your desk, in addition to your computer speakers

● in your living room or office, as a relaxation corner                                                                                                                                              

Even while assembling the first prototype, we realised that CLAUDE is a winning product

We introduced CLAUDE to some friends. Infected by the idea, they immediately asked us for a piece. 

The level of the collective enthusiasm and excitement has literally overwhelmed us, so much that we were suddenly spurred to start a batch production as soon as possible in order to meet the demand. 

Our headquarters will be at the Business Innovation Center in Trieste, a business incubator providing assistance and advice to new small businesses! 

In order to manufacture CLAUDE, we’ll have to purchase machinery indispensable for batch productions: a CNC wood cutting machine, a veneer processing machine, and the machinery required for the final assembly of electronic circuits within CLAUDE’s body. 

Our land, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy has always been home to master carpenters and woodworkers. Talking to them, we have been able to set up a production line able to manufacture up to 150 pieces/day. 

Thanks to the advice from our electronic engineers, we have developed a circuit specially designed for CLAUDE, and then we’ve found a company specialising in the manufacturing of those small components, which will be our supplier. 

Unfortunately, the market is not kind with small entrepreneurs like us, as start-up costs are very difficult to contain. 

This is why we have decided to collect a considerable number of pre-orders so that we can order all the pieces necessary, and sell CLAUDE at a price affordable for all. 

After ordering CLAUDE, your Lack table will no longer be a standard coffee table, but it will turn into a true “cult” item, your pride and joy to show your friends.                                                                                       

Risks and challenges

We have done our best to prevent any failures, by carefully planning our work and counting on a reliable and close-knit team.
At present, the biggest risk is to miss the pre-set budget, but if we don’t reach our goal, your money will be automatically returned to you by Kickstarter.
No risk for you, and for us, the opportunity of a lifetime.
Please back our project and place a pre-order now, by choosing the reward you like the most.
Don’t forget to share our video through your social network profiles to get friends and relatives involved too.
In short, spread the word as much as you can!
WE'LL BE VERY THANKFUL!

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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.28

    You like our project and you'd like to do your part?
    WE'LL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL and your name will be written on all the CLAUDE packages we'll be sending to our clients.
    Each one of them will know that the project was made possible THANKS TO YOUR CONTRIBUTION

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    You like our small robot, the rock singer and the other paperboard items you see in the pictures?
    We'll deliver a lovely replica to you, personally crafted by our graphic designers!
    You'll only need a pair of scissors and some glue to build either a verynice lamp , a though rock singer or a guardian of the galaxy protecting you from any danger ;)

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    What about decorating your home with a picture of CLAUDE mounted on the famous Lack table?
    Get a poster straight at your home!

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    Pledge €22 or more About $25

    Book CLAUDE with a reduction on its retail price!
    Limited edition series with "# of 300" engraved underneath the base of the leg and a chance of choosing your favourite colour.

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    Regular price. You'll get 1 CLAUDE piece with a chance of choosing your favourite colour.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $46

    You can customise the graphics on CLAUDE.
    You can submit your sketches to us, and we'll make it exactly as you want it!
    Limited edition, #300 pieces.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    You'll get a pair of CLAUDE legs to be connected to each other through a special cable so as to DOUBLE THE AUDIO POWER!
    LET'S ROCK IT BABY...!

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    Pledge €90 or more About $103

    You'll get 4 CLAUDE pieces, a pair of legs designed to work togheter, and 2 separate pieces to give away to anyone you want!

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    Pledge €350 or more About $399

    DO YOU REPRESENT A COMPANY? Would you like to have some advertising space? By backing our project, you'll also advertise your Business with a message engraved on the CLAUDE packages we'll be sending to our customers in two months!
    We'll give you some nice and visible space on the external package so that you can effectively spread your slogan or message!
    This is a unique opportunity for you as our product is going to be an international success!

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