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The flat-pack valet stand living in any room of your home. Made from premium material, designed to fit your modern lifestyle.

Camerino was successfully funded and now is ready for production. After this campaign you can order your Camerino Valet Stand or any Camerino Accessories directly from our on-line shop at brosefogale.co.uk

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We would like to thank all the backers, friends and supporters for sharing our campaign and thanks for all the fantastic press that helped the project become even more visible. We would also like to send a special thanks to Sidekick Creatives for their support before and during the campaign.

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Camerino is a flat-packed valet stand that provides a convenient place to hang your belongings, keeping your house tidy and giving a home to your pocket ephemera. 

Traditional valet stands were popular in the 1920's, but have since been forgotten. We have revisited this piece of furniture to fit a modern lifestyle.

Camerino is available in fluoro yellow and oak. The mirrors are hand polished in copper or chrome. See below!

Camerino Valet Stand in fluoro yellow and natural oak with copper or chrome mirrors.
Camerino Valet Stand in fluoro yellow and natural oak with copper or chrome mirrors.
Camerino in natural oak with a copper mirror.
Camerino in natural oak with a copper mirror.
Camerino in fluoro yellow with a copper mirror.
Camerino in fluoro yellow with a copper mirror.

Camerino rethinks the traditional valet stand, combining two hanging rails, two shelves for storage and a mirror.

It was first conceived as a response to lifestyles in cities like London, Berlin or New York, where the need to move can be frequent and recurrent, and where living spaces are often too compact for large furniture.

Camerino has small anti-slip rubber grommets on the base so it will stay in place in any floor.
Camerino has small anti-slip rubber grommets on the base so it will stay in place in any floor.

The name 'Camerino' comes from the Italian and Spanish word for an actor's dressing room.

Check out the full product video below!

Camerino helps to organise your daily possessions and can be used in any room or hallway in your home. The simple but iconic design sits happily in all different interiors. No complicated fixing is required and once assembled it just leans against the wall. Then if you need to move, it's easy to move with you.

Working on the design for Camerino, three things were really key for the product:

1. A practical piece of furniture designed to suit modern lifestyles

2. Made with traditional techniques from premium materials

3. An accessible price, made possible with e-commerce and crowdfunding

Camerino Valet Stand 12 components and fixings.Camerino Valet Stand 12 components and fixings.
Camerino Valet Stand 12 components and fixings.Camerino Valet Stand 12 components and fixings.

Flat-packed and lightweight, Camerino arrives in the post and is quick and easy to assemble. Only one Allen key is required and we supply it :-)

Produced in Northern Europe from great quality, natural materials: oak, copper and stainless steel. Designed to be assembled and disassembled and built for longevity.

The price for Camerino pays for the material and the manufacturing and nothing else in the middle, making it still affordable. Designed by us, made for you.

Camerino is for anyone using their chair as a coat hanger, forever searching for their keys or wallet, always moving home or city, or with limited space and in need of some organisation.

The traditional process of designing, developing, producing, distributing, marketing and selling a product involves a long chain of people and companies across the world.
This system drastically inflates the retail price, so our aim is to use digital medias to shorten the chain and bring the designer closer to the products owner, you. This way the price really reflects the quality of the product, rather than the costs of everyone else in between.

So far furniture designers have been slow to embrace the possibilities of Kickstarter. But we believe there is huge potential to reconsider this traditional process for everyone's benefit. 

After the campaign, we aim to continue to produce Camerino to sell online. 

Quite simply this means great quality, well-designed products at a smaller price. Better for us the designers and you the users.

Doing what we love, the way we want to, for the right people.

As well as the valet stand, we are also offering a wide range of other rewards: from wall hooks, to hand mirrors, all designed from pieces of Camerino.

Our friend James Graham has also kindly designed some beautiful posters and postcards for us, showing Camerino being used by some iconic designers - can you recognise them?

Camerino postcards by James Graham.
Camerino postcards by James Graham.
Camerino A2 poster by James Graham.
Camerino A2 poster by James Graham.
Camerino Keyring in natural leather or fluoro yellow.
Camerino Keyring in natural leather or fluoro yellow.
Camerino Wall Hooks in Natural Oak or Fluoro Yellow.
Camerino Wall Hooks in Natural Oak or Fluoro Yellow.
Camerino Hand Mirrors in Natural Oak or Fluoro Yellow.
Camerino Hand Mirrors in Natural Oak or Fluoro Yellow.
Camerino Tray in Natural Oak with Copper inlay or Fluoro Yellow and Copper or Natural Oak inlay.
Camerino Tray in Natural Oak with Copper inlay or Fluoro Yellow and Copper or Natural Oak inlay.
Table Vanity Mirror with Tray in Natural Oak or Fluoro Yellow and Copper or Chrome mirror and inlay. The mirror rotates too!
Table Vanity Mirror with Tray in Natural Oak or Fluoro Yellow and Copper or Chrome mirror and inlay. The mirror rotates too!
Camerino Valet Stand in Fluoro Yellow and Copper mirror.
Camerino Valet Stand in Fluoro Yellow and Copper mirror.
Camerino Valet Stand in Natural Oak and Copper or Chrome mirror.
Camerino Valet Stand in Natural Oak and Copper or Chrome mirror.
If we reach 14.500£ we can introduce a new colour: Camerino in Strawberry Red!
If we reach 14.500£ we can introduce a new colour: Camerino in Strawberry Red!
Limited Edition Camerino Valet Stand numbered and signed in brass or copper with marble shelves.
Limited Edition Camerino Valet Stand numbered and signed in brass or copper with marble shelves.
Special edition materials, copper and brass tube, as well as different types of marble you can choose from.
Special edition materials, copper and brass tube, as well as different types of marble you can choose from.

We have been developing Camerino for the past 6 months. As part of this process, we have produced several prototypes by hand and with the factory that will eventually produce them. So we've built an excellent working relationship with the manufacturer, culminating in exhibiting the prototypes at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan last April.

Mirror Copper and Stainless Steel samples.
Mirror Copper and Stainless Steel samples.

Apart from being excellent craftspeople, the factory can also produce the entire product down to the packaging, in house. This means as well as having control over the quality, we also have total clarity on the price of every part. This gives us confidence in the pricing and budget, so no unforeseen surprises. We have also dedicated the last few months looking in detail at these numbers, so that we can ask as little as possible without any risk.

In order to start production we need to fund the minimum order quantity from our manufacturer. Our first batch of 50, is as small as possible, but this is still expensive.
All the funds will go towards:

• materials (oak, copper and chrome mirror, fittings)

• manufacture (wood turning, metal plating, hand polishing, paint finish)

• packaging

• shipping from the factory to us, then to you.

Camerino parts, before being assembled
Camerino parts, before being assembled
Hand polishing the mirrors.
Hand polishing the mirrors.
Tray and inserts
Tray and inserts
Camerino prototype in the factory
Camerino prototype in the factory
Camerino parts drying in the factory
Camerino parts drying in the factory
Camerino parts before being assembled for Salone del Mobile in Milan, April 2013
Camerino parts before being assembled for Salone del Mobile in Milan, April 2013
Camerino prototypes being prepared for Salone del Mobile in Milan, April 2013
Camerino prototypes being prepared for Salone del Mobile in Milan, April 2013

If successful, we will place the purchase order by the end of September. Then review the production prototypes and start production by mid-October. So we should be delivering your rewards between November and December!

Kickstarter is just our first step. If this campaign is funded, we hope to prove that crowdfunding is a truly viable option for furniture design, and intend to develop our future products based on this model.

We hope this is just the first of many.

Brose~Fogale is a new design studio, based in London, started by us, Joscha and Matteo. The impetus to start our own venture is the culmination between our experience, location and crowdfunding.

Our collective background is in Industrial Design, and have spent the past 6 years working internationally in design studios, including Tom Dixon and BarberOsgerby.

Our studio covers the fields of interior design, product design, bespoke furniture and installations; all led by a design approach that considers honest and premium materials, functionality and longevity of the product. The result is a combination of everyday objects reinterpreted with a strong iconic character.
As a new studio we hope to approach the industry in a different way which is why we came to crowdfunding.

Thank you so much for looking at our page, please spread the word to your family and friends, or anyone in need of a little organization in their lives.

We would also like to thank all the people that have helped us in this project so far:

Andrew Duffus for the 'hands' product video, his work on the campaign video and super accurate time scheduling. (info@andrewduffus.com)

Elia Brose, for the photography, camera and editing for the campaign video and for being a super talented, fantastic brother. (e.brose@lensbusters.eu)

James Graham, for his reward illustrations (info@firstnamejames.com)

Gregory Ambos for the graphic design (gregory.ambos@googlemail.com)

Laetitia de Allegri for her colour consultancy (info@laetitiadeallegri.com)

Afonso Martins for the web design (afonsomartins@gmail.com)

All the beautiful arms in the product video: Oscar, Alex, Eva, Laetitia, Vera, Molly, Elia, Tope, Yukio, Joscha and Matteo.

Fionnuala for her video appearance.

Antonio Vendramin for the amazing craft skills.

Stighlorgan for their beautiful accessories.

Sidekick Creatives LTD, specially Oscar and Molly for designing the campaign with us.

And finally, all the press who've published our work so far:

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We are both experienced industrial designers and have worked over 6 years for many different design studios in London. Here our work has covered the full spectrum from concept design to production, including product development and logistics. We know what it takes to design a product from scratch and see it to production.

This is our first Kickstarter campaign, so we are novices :-) But, we are being supported by our friends at Sidekick Creatives, a studio from London specialising in assisting artists and designers to launch their campaigns on crowdfunding platforms. They have helped us to design the campaign from scratch, to come up with a strategy, to look in detail at the budget so that there won't be any unforeseen surprises for anyone.

Our budget is calculated based on the quotes we received from our factory. They know that we will be placing an order in September, if successful.

Camerino is ready, the factory is ready, we are ready; if we are successful production will start as soon as we receive the funds from Kickstarter. :)

Please be aware finishes and colours may vary very slightly in production versions.

FAQ

  • Don't worry, as soon as the campaign finishes we will send out a survey to all of you to ask you which one you want. :-)

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  • The Camerino dimensions are:

    180cm high, 80cm wide, and 35cm depth (when leaning against your wall). The mirror is of 28cm diameter and you can rotate it to adjust to your height!.

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  • We thought of that. The Camerino has small anti-slip rubber grommets on both ends of the base so it will stay in place in your kitchen floor, living room, or doorway.

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  • The package size for the Camerino Valet Stand is 120cm x 35cm x 11cm and it weights circa 7.5kg!
    This is very light considering the high quality wood and metal Camerino is made of :)

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  • You can adjust your pledge easily.

    1 log in on kickstarter
    2 at top right click on "ME" and "my backed projects"
    3 click on "camerino valet stand", you will get on the campaign page
    4 click manage my pledge, just adjust the pledge amount (green number in box), add the delivery costs
    5 click continue to next step, done!

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  • The box size is 120x35x12cm

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  • That's fantastic! After the campaign we aim to produce some stock and build up a retail network and make it available for anyone. Please send us a message or email at info@brosefogale.co.uk and let us know.

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  • Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding, so if the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged only when the project reaches its funding deadline.
    If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged and we wont get the necessary funds to produce our first batch..
    The only thing you are likely to see from your bank is a temporary authorization of funds. But you will not be charged until the project you backed has ended successfully!

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    Camerino Wall Hooks, 2 pieces, made of oak. Thank you yeah! You will receive 2 of our wall hooks to hang your jacket, bag, ... Available in two finishes, natural oak or fluoro yellow, scroll down for more details. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £3 for EUROPE, £5 for US and rest of the world).

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    Camerino Hand Mirror! For your support, you get a great hand mirror in fluoro yellow/oak and copper, or natural oak and silver or copper. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £8 for EUROPE, £10 for US and rest of the world).

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    Camerino Table Tray! For your generosity, you get the table tray in fluoro yellow with oak or copper insert or in natural oak and copper insert. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £7 for EUROPE, £9 for US and rest of the world).

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    Camerino Vanity table tray and mirror. We are so grateful, thank you! Get the table tray and mirror in copper and natural oak or fluoro yellow, or chrome and natural oak. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £9 for EUROPE, £14 for US and rest of the world).

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! For our early backers, we are offering 12 of our Camerino Valet Stand at almost cost price (Retail price will be around £300). Available in fluoro yellow oak with copper mirror or natural oak with either copper or chrome mirror. Scroll down for more details! You can choose your prefered version once the campaign is funded. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £10 for EUROPE, £30 for US and rest of the world).

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    The Camerino Valet Stand! Pre-order your valet stand and get it as a reward for your support at half its retail price (Retail price will be around £300). Available in fluoro yellow oak with copper mirror or natural oak with either copper or chrome mirror. Scroll down for more details! You can choose your prefered version once the campaign is funded. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £10 for EUROPE, £30 for US and rest of the world)

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    The Gentlewomans Bundle. If you like the Wall Hooks, Hand Mirror and Valet Stand this is your pledge. It saves on delivery costs and we throw in one of the A2 posters for free. choose from fluoro yellow with copper mirror or natural oak with either copper or chrome mirror. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £15 for EUROPE, £35 for US and rest of the world)

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    The Gentleaman's Bundle. If you like the Wall Hooks, Table Tray and Valet Stand this is your pledge. It saves on delivery costs and we throw in one of the A2 posters for free. Choose from fluoro yellow with copper mirror or natural oak with either copper or chrome mirror. (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £15 for EUROPE, £35 for US and rest of the world)

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    Camerino Valet stand in your favorite colour or the perfect colour to fit your home? Don't like the fluoro yellow, neither the oak? No problem, we'll customise one just for you! (Free shipping to UNITED KINGDOM. Please pledge an additional £10 for EUROPE, £30 for US and rest of the world)

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    Camerino Limited Edition. You are truly fantastic! In return, we are offering you one of our limited, signed and numbered special edition Camerino Valet Stand (edition of 12) made from either solid copper or brass tubes, and marble shelves.

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