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Unique technology to remove the air, preserve your food and maximize your cabinet storage at the same time.
Unique technology to remove the air, preserve your food and maximize your cabinet storage at the same time.
1,019 backers pledged HK$ 752,180 to help bring this project to life.

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The ½ Smart Storage System by Botto Design
The ½ Smart Storage System by Botto Design

INTRODUCING THE MOST SATISFYING STORAGE CONTAINER EVER.

AIRTIGHT. ADJUSTABLE. ALL-PURPOSE.

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Botto Design presents the “½ (One-half) Smart Storage System” – the most satisfying storage container ever.

BREAKING NEWS: 2018 HOUSEWARES DESIGN AWARDS “BEST IN CATEGORY” WINNER

Botto Design’s ½ Smart Storage System was awarded the “Best in Category” of Countertop Kitchenware of 2018 Housewares Design Awards. Among other finalists were big brands such as OXO, Cole & Mason (DKB), Mason Cash (Typhoon) and Architec Brands. They did beautiful jobs. But as the judges commented, “Botto Design did better.”

The Housewares Design Awards is the most prestigious design award program focused on housewares design innovation. Founded by HomeWorld Business, it is dubbed as the “Academy Awards” in the industry. 

"Best in Category" of Countertop Kitchenware, 2018 Housewares Design Awards
"Best in Category" of Countertop Kitchenware, 2018 Housewares Design Awards

BREAKING NEWS: ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2018 WINNER

Botto Design’s ½ Smart Storage System was awarded the Winner of Asia Design Prize 2018, one of the most famous design awards in South Korea.

Winner of Asia Design Prize 2018
Winner of Asia Design Prize 2018

BACKGROUND

We all like our home neat and tidy. But to keep things organized is usually a tedious and an endless work.

Nowadays we can buy almost everything online. Life is getting easier, and we keep more stuff at home.

Our living standards have never been higher, but the way how we organize our belongings has not improved significantly.

Never wastes your space (and food) again!
Never wastes your space (and food) again!

As a product designer and an interior designer, Terence has seen a lot of beautiful homes in perfect condition. But most of them share the same problem.

Their pantries, cabinets, and even countertops are terribly chaotic. They are in a total mess. Either no storage container is used at all, or more oftentimes than not, no SUITABLE storage container is being used.

Case Study #1: Kitchen Cabinets. Brooklyn, New York.
Case Study #1: Kitchen Cabinets. Brooklyn, New York.

Wrong storage containers trap excess air that spoils the food. Space is also lost because most containers are not fully filled. You might have a gorgeous pantry shelf, but you might be actually wasting your space, your food, and your money.

Case Study #2: Built-in Storage. Richmond, California.
Case Study #2: Built-in Storage. Richmond, California.

Never before did we take the problem seriously. What can we do?

We believe, every problem comes with a solution.

THE SOLUTION

With this in mind, Botto Design introduces the “½ (One-half) Smart Storage System” – the most satisfying canister in the world.

Maximizes your space
Maximizes your space

WHAT IS THE ½ SMART STORAGE SYSTEM?

The ½ Smart Storage System is functional and easy to use. Just open the lid, fill the container with food, close the lid, and press it down. What you get is a larger storage capacity but with less air inside.

Freely adjustable volume from 16 oz to 32 oz
Freely adjustable volume from 16 oz to 32 oz
Nothing can do a better job than the one-way check valve to force the air out. No electricity needed! Just push it down!
Nothing can do a better job than the one-way check valve to force the air out. No electricity needed! Just push it down!
100% clarity from all angles
100% clarity from all angles
Perfect for storing coffee beans
Perfect for storing coffee beans
Good for flowers and tea too!
Good for flowers and tea too!
A simple design but with smart functions
A simple design but with smart functions

The production tooling is ready. We’ve done a small-scale production run. We can go ahead with mass production anytime. But we want to give you the Kickstarter-exclusive offers before we officially launch the product in the mass market.

This is one of the toolings. We are ready to start the production.
This is one of the toolings. We are ready to start the production.
Come a little closer!
Come a little closer!
A newborn baby. And her mother (the tooling).
A newborn baby. And her mother (the tooling).

WHAT MAKES THE ½ SMART STORAGE SYSTEM SO SPECIAL? 

 

1. ADJUSTABLE

16 oz, 17 oz, 18 oz, ... all the way up to 32 oz. Or vice versa!
16 oz, 17 oz, 18 oz, ... all the way up to 32 oz. Or vice versa!
Pull it up or push it down as you wish
Pull it up or push it down as you wish

You can adjust the height by pulling up or pushing down the container to get different storage volumes. For instance, if you want to store 24 oz. of cereal, just extend the container to the fullest, pour the cereal inside, then close the lid, and press down the container. Excess air is forced out and the lid will stop at the top surface of the content. The space inside the container is better utilized. 

2. FRESH-KEEPING

Less air keeps your food fresh longer.
Less air keeps your food fresh longer.

The ½ Smart Storage System has a patented one-way check-valve to release the excess air from the inside. When you compress the container, air goes out from the valve. No air can sneak in from there. Much less air is left in the container and it helps keep the food stay fresh longer. Good for storing a wide variety of perishable foods including cereal, coffee beans, sugar, salt, snacks, pasta, grains, and even pet food!

3. FLEXIBLE

Flexibility is the key
Flexibility is the key

Makes all your space come alive again. Changeable heights let you fill up the space that was not being wisely used before. Pull up or push down the body to get the height that fits the empty space. Storage capacity is maximized significantly. The ½ Smart Storage System does a beautiful job of keeping things contained and organized!

4. VISIBLE

100% transparency
100% transparency

The main body of the container is made of crystal clear transparent plastic. 360-degree clarity helps you get the right one instantly. You can also stack the ½ Smart Storage System vertically and make the most out of your precious space. Our modular design makes sure the containers won’t slide off even you pile them up as long as they are placed on a flat and steady surface. It is so much easier to keep your countertop, pantry, bathroom, garage and office organized.

5. FOOD-SAFE

Made of food-safe material
Made of food-safe material
 

The ½ Smart Storage System is constructed of US FDA-grade, food-safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free and toxic-free materials. The lid is made of polypropylene provided by Sumitomo, one of the largest worldwide conglomerates from Japan. Polypropylene has good chemical resistance over stains and odors. The gaskets are made of silicone that forms tight seals. The body is Styrene-Acrylonitrile Resin which provides the rigidity and transparency. The ½ Smart Storage System is produced by the same manufacturer who makes environmentally-friendly reusable drinkware for Starbucks Corporation.

6. DURABLE

Test. Test. Test.
Test. Test. Test.

We are very serious about the quality of our products. We inspect our products according to the ANSI/ASQ Quality Control Standards: Z1.4, the same system employed by the U.S. Department of Defense. Every single piece of the ½ Smart Storage System is made to last. We offer limited lifetime warranty on wearable and replaceable parts.

7. DESIGNED IN AMERICA

Our blood and sweat...
Our blood and sweat...

After two years of research and development, we found the best solution. Different sizes, materials, colors, structures, and capacities were tested.

All the product design, engineering and development are done by Botto Design in the United States. We partner with a reliable manufacturer in China to handle the production. Our representative office in Hong Kong communicates with the manufacturer every day to make sure the production, quality control and delivery are going according to schedule.

8. WE ARE READY

The tooling is made. Manufacturing costs are fully priced. Production will start soon. No more surprises, uncertainty and excuses. We plan to ship out the first batch of the ½ Smart Storage System from Hong Kong by July 2018. 

HOW WE HAVE GONE THIS FAR...

The ½ Smart Storage System is made with love by Terence, Anthony, Clara and Kan (from left to right).
The ½ Smart Storage System is made with love by Terence, Anthony, Clara and Kan (from left to right).
Our lil' kitten loves it too... XOXO
Our lil' kitten loves it too... XOXO
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The press kit is here....

Don’t forget to check out our FAQ too! You’ll find much interesting information.

Risks and challenges

Botto Design aims at improving people’s daily lives by designing smart and simple products.

We are Clara, Terence, Anthony, and Kan.

Team Botto is international. Clara is a lovely Canuck. Terence and Anthony are two Yankee Doodle boys. Kan is a Hongkonger born and bred.

Clara is a seasoned operating executive with more than 15 years of experience building multinational businesses. Terence has years of experience in designing products that are both critically and commercially successful. He is also an expert in product engineering and eco-friendly packaging. Anthony is the financial guy who makes sure we are working within budget. Kan oversees the production, quality assurance, warehousing, marketing, delivery – you name it!

The tooling is ready. All the product engineering issues are solved. So you don’t have to worry about backing a campaign that will never be fulfilled – because we MUST deliver the products. We are asking for your support to let us start the mass production. And once you click the pledge button, you will see your beautiful little parcel at your doorstep (or a large carton if you make a bigger pledge) within 9 months.

Again, if the shipment is held up by the customs or something just happens out of the blue, our jaws won’t drop. Team Botto will keep everyone well informed and do our best to fix the issue whatever it is. We just want you to receive the products as early as possible and enjoy a better life with the most satisfying storage container ever – The ½ Smart Storage System by Botto Design.

Let’s store more and waste less.

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