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About this project

Le Taureau is a wall hook made of solid brass. It is approximately 3” by 2.5” and a hefty 1/8” thick. It is attached to the wall with included solid brass screws.

BRASS

Brass is a noble material that will develop patina with time. The patina will give each Taureau its unique character and slightly darken its appearance.

It can also be polished for an understated lighter gold appearance.

Le Taureau is made of solid brass so you do not need to worry about the finish getting damaged or peeling off. It will outlast you. Seriously.

STRONG AS A BULL

We chose a thick material to ensure it will last decades and can hold heavy loads. If your wall can handle it, so can Le Taureau. Exactly the type of behavior you would expect from a bull.

VERSATILE

Install it anywhere in minutes with the included solid brass screws. You can screw it into walls, doors, furniture, cupboards…

Le Taureau's low profile (a tad over ½”), compact size and simple design make it the ideal hook for the kitchen, office, bathroom, bedroom, hallway or garage.

 You can hang shirts, hats, keys, tools, pictures, etc...

 The only limit is your imagination.

THE HERD

 Le Taureau works great in herds of 3 or more bulls.

To pledge for more than one Taureau, simply multiply your pledge by the number of Taureaux you want.

HOW WAS LE TAUREAU BORN?

The spark came to us while hanging a heavy bag on a hook and watching it bend under its weight. We needed something solid, but also something stylish that would add character to a room. The idea of a bullish hook with style was born. We immediately started sketching away.

After pages and pages of sketches, we created Le Taureau. The next step was to digitize the drawing so we could send it to the machine shop to create a few prototypes out of brass. It was quite an experience to see and touch the first prototypes. Once we started using them, we knew we wouldn't be the only ones adding them to every room in the house.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We need your help to fund production. In order to keep prices down, we need to produce 200 Taureaux. This divides the cost of making tooling and purchasing bulk materials over 200 units. As a reward you will get your own Taureau. Shipping is free in the USA and $6 for international backers.

Thank you for helping us bring Le Taureau to your home.

Please spread the news (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, email your friends). If you know a blog that would be interested in covering Le Taureau, please send them to this page.

MANUFACTURING PLAN

We will have Le Taureau made at a machine shop in New Jersey. They will special order plates of 1/8” thick brass for us. They will also setup the cutting and bending processes. They have already made us some prototypes (pictured here) and the quality is awesome. They have confirmed that they can produce the first Le Taureau production run within 3-4 weeks. We will be placing the order as soon as the funding campaign is over and expect to have the Taureaux ready 30 days later. We are also factoring in about 1 week in shipping for us to receive the Taureaux.

We will order the screws from a large fastener supplier in Massachusetts that stocks the specific size we need. The order should ship within 2-3 days and we would be receiving the screws a few days later.

Once we receive Les Taureaux and the screws, we will carefully inspect them to make sure they are all to spec. This should take a few days. We will then pack them in secure, padded shipping envelopes and ship them to our backers via USPS. Packing, printing the shipping labels and shipping the envelopes should take under 2 weeks. We are expecting all our backers to receive their Taureau by late July or early August, depending on their location.

Risks and challenges

We have identified 2 main risks for our project and have developped contingency plans to make sure they will not affect the fulfillment of the rewards:

(1) We have relationships with several different machine shops. If the machine shop we selected is not able to produce Le Taureau for any reason, we can easily switch to another machine shop with very little added cost or delay.

(2) There are several suppliers that stock solid brass wood screws in the correct size for Le Taureau. Again, if the screws are out of stock at this specific supplier, the effect of changing would be minimal.

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