INPUT FRAMES : Magnetic Frame System
A modular frame set for collectors of physical music media to display and play their music with ease.
Music has been important to me my entire life, so once I had the resources to start collecting my own I jumped on that right away.
When I had started collecting CD's and vinyl records and was always excited to display my collection, but there was always an issue with this... and that is frames are expensive... and if you think record frames are expensive don't even get me started on the cost of CD frames... Not only is price an issue, but the reality that for most people accessing your collection after it's put away is incredibly difficult!
With this project I want to create a way for collectors to continue collecting their favorite types of music, and that is how I came up with the idea for INPUT. After discovering that this is what I wanted to, my next step was to interview some people in the community and see what they did it display their collection.
A lot of the responses I received showed that people either put their belongings into boxes, have a couple frames, just lay them against the wall, or in one case use plate stands! Seeing how people were excited about their collection and wanted to show it but were not happy about the price of one frame and how their collection wasn't accessible. This led me to come up with the idea for the INPUT frame system.
Designed and manufactured in Chicago, this is a modular frame system that allows the user to display their media with a non-obtrusive frame that will let the collector to also turn their media into and art piece. Made from a 1.5" strip of bent sheet metal allows for a structured support for the album but has the ability to be easily put away if not in use.
The frames use the least amount of material while still making sure that there is not too much pressure on your music collection. For easy removal and altering the order of your display the frames are attached to a 25" magnetic bar that is mounted to the wall. This will allow you to not only pick the order your items are displayed in, but how high up or down they are as well.
Home goods are something that I am very passionate about. If this project is funded I would like to continue designing related home products that have the same level of simplicity and functionality while still looking good in the home.
I would also want to go further with this project and explore using color for the brackets with the INPUT system.
Hello! I'm Anthony Sansone and I'm an Industrial Design student from Chicago. I attend the University of Illinois at Chicago and I am enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Product Design (EPD) course where we not only learn how to design our own products, but how to work through an unprompted design process, interact with manufacturers, and finally how to get our products ready for crowdfunding. I'm hoping with this experience I can continue to design my own products and attempt to get them produced.
Risks and challenges
Although the community of people who collect music is very passionate about their hobby the community is quite small. The biggest challenge will be getting my product out to not only those who are interested but also get people who aren't involved with the scene interested.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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