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Riku ToivonenBy Riku Toivonen
First created
Riku ToivonenBy Riku Toivonen
First created
£970
pledged of £800pledged of £800 goal
39
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 24 2019 3:02 PM UTC +00:00.

About

me, myself and ply

Hello, I am Riku from Finland and I believe I can ply. I’m a second year Master student at the Royal College of Art in Design Products. Before my MA, I studied furniture design and I am also a cabinet maker, so for me, it feels natural to work with wood. The idea of the frame came to me when I was milling plywood at the workshop. I started exploring the tensions of the grooved plywood and wondering how to use it for hanging posters.   

the frame can be used as a drawing/writing support
the frame can be used as a drawing/writing support
picture frame
picture frame
or as a note board
or as a note board

I believe I can ply

I believe I can ply  is a picture frame that works as a clip for attaching pictures, posters, papers and notes. The frame can be used as a drawing board as well. Tension between the grooved plywood and the wooden dowel holds the picture or notes in place. Changing the picture is easy, by rolling the dowel smoothly up and down.

changing the picture happens smoothly by rolling the dowel up and down
changing the picture happens smoothly by rolling the dowel up and down
pulling off papers from the frame
pulling off papers from the frame

specifications 

  • 4mm thick Birch plywood
  • Wooden dowel
  • 2 x Nails
  • Frame size: 215mm x 290mm 
  • Picture size: A5 or smaller
  • Finishing: Sanding 
prototypes & mock-ups
prototypes & mock-ups
prototypes & mock-ups
prototypes & mock-ups

schedule

December 2018 - January 2019 Sketching, prototyping, design                                           

February 2019: Launch of Kickstarter /Quickstarter campaign 
March 2019: End of the hopefully successful campaign
April 2019: Singing lessons and production
May 2019: Quality control
June 2019: Royal College of Art / Design Products Graduation
August - September 2019: Ready to dispatch all rewards 
September 2019: Lightning strikes. I believe you can ply!

how am I going to use the money

For materials, the production run, and the packaging materials. 

I am really exited about the project. The goal for me is to develop a bigger product family with different sizes of frames. 

cheers!

  • Sir Samuel Bentham and Immanuel Nobel who invented plywood.
  • Oscar Lhermitte for running the Quickstarter workshops for us.
  • Mira Nameth, yksi kaksi, Heleen Sintobin and everyone else from the RCA who has been supporting and giving me feedback.
  • And of course you guys! Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

In Finland we call poor quality products 'Monday versions' (it means Mondays, after a tiring weekend, are not the ideal days to the best work). I'll try my best and not to work on Mondays...

But let's be serious. I am currently working on my graduation project at the RCA. To make sure that I am able to deliver good quality products, the shipping will take place after my graduation. All the frames will be manufactured by CNC, which should produce consistent quality. I'll be sanding the frames by hand to ensure good quality.

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    Thank you voice sample / video ♫♫♫

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    1 x I BELIEVE I CAN PLY - Picture Frame

    The frame is made from 4mm birch plywood, it packs flat and fits inside a large letter. The package also includes the wooden dowel and two nails for attaching the frame to the wall. In Finland we have the saying ‘like a lightning strike’. It means that lightning never strikes twice to the same spot - the same applies to a hammer. Hence, the spare nail.

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    3 x I BELIEVE I CAN PLY - Picture Frame

    The Frame is made from 4mm thick birch plywood, it packs flat and three frames fits inside a large letter. The package also includes the wooden dowels and two nails for each frame. In Finland we have the saying ‘like a lightning strike’. It means that lightning never strikes twice to the same spot, the same applies to a hammer. Hence, spare nails.

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