Wedge is a simple and elegant stand for your iPad. Designed by Spruce, a husband and wife design team. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 8, 2011.
About this project
The Wedge Stand
Wedge is simply our ideal iPad stand. It's anodized silver aluminum, meant to complement the pure quality of Apple's device. We wanted a stand that we could leave on our kitchen counter or coffee table, that would blend in with the background but be ready for use with no fuss. The Wedge works for both orientations of the iPad and leaves the Home button accessible.
As designers of hundreds of consumer products, we've made connections with manufacturers throughout the United States and Asia. Ideally, we'd like to support US manufacturers and make the piece locally in Pennsylvania. Wedge is very easy to produce by design. By pledging your support, we will be able to raise the funds to pay for the tooling, assembly and shipping of these stands.
Behind The Wedge
The idea for the Wedge started with a handmade wood stand we made and sold on the web. It was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the iPad-related products that matched Apple's clean, minimal design. We love the wood stand, but each one was handmade and labor-intensive. While working on some aluminum extrusions at our day job, we got the idea for a stand that would match the high quality finish of the iPad. Aluminum is the perfect material to support the iPad, thanks to its lightness, durability, and beautiful finish. Using an elegant form that takes advantage of the inherent strength of the material, we created a stand that epitomizes beautiful, minimal design.
We hope Wedge will kickstart our own personal design studio. If you'd like to help Spruce create our own design and get a few cool iPad stands in the process, please pledge your support. Tell people about us and the Wedge. You'll be at the start of something big! Thanks for sharing and checking us out! -Eli and Leah
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Leah is an amazing illustrator and graphic designer! She designed all of the invites for our wedding and a few others. With this contribution you'll receive a gorgeous Thank You card from both of us at Spruce!
Contribute $20 dollars and you are not only supporting a husband and wife design duo, but you're pre-ordering one of the first Wedge stands. We plan on selling Wedge at $25 after the initial Kickstart, so you're saving $5 bucks. You also get the Thank You card and an insight into our design and manufacturing process. All rewards include shipping in the US. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
One for home and work? When you pledge $40 you get not one, but two Wedge stands. That's $10 savings from the future online price. You'll also get listed on our website as a contributer as well as receiving Leah's beautifully designed Thank You card! All rewards include shipping in the US. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
8 backers Limited (12 left of 20)
Leah has been working on some custom patterns to celebrate our Kickstart project. You'll receive one of these limited-edition, laser-etched Wedges and while we finalize the patterns, we'll send you a normal silver stand. You'll also be listed as one of the owners of these unique stands on our website, and we'll send you the Thank You card. All rewards include shipping in the US. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
We use our stands in the kitchen, living room, laundry, bedroom...everywhere.
You can too! Leah and I will send you a Thank You card, along with five iPad stands so that you don't need to carry them from room to room. Leah and I will also sign one of the stands to commemorate your tremendous contribution! All rewards include shipping in the US. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
Same deal as above, but even better. Support Spruce, get a great Thank You card, and you also get 10 Wedge iPad stands! If you do the math that's an extra 2 to hand out to friends and family. Also great for company gifts or promotional handouts. We will also sign as many or as few as you'd like! All rewards include shipping in the US. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
If you believe in Spruce, Wedge, and us this much, we'd like to buy you a beer! We'll send you 25 Wedge stands, the Thank You card and if you can make it to this year's ICFF, we'll be there and take you out for drinks! If you can't make it, but are local enough we'll work it out. At this level, we're also exploring Laser Etching some of Leah's custom graphics or patterns onto the stands...two of your 25 Wedge stands will be these limited edition Kickstart models. All rewards include shipping in the US. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
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