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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
We grew up in the 1980's having wall bars in our house. They kept us active indoors and helped fine tune our gross motor skills. Like mini-acrobats! After becoming parents we know the importance of encouraging kids to be active.
We also know that wall bars often become useless when kids grow older. In fact, we've learned that parents have an extra tendens to "use & discard" things simply because kids grow too fast into new phases, forcing products to loose relevance too quickly.
This whole "use & discard mentality" is ruthless. And it's why we came to establish KAOS back in 2015. After becoming parents we set out on a mission to develop sustainable, Scandinavian design for everyday life with kids. KAOS develops high quality, functional products you can keep using even as kids grow into new phases. We have successfully launched 8 products since 2015, all of which are developed for kids but designed for you. We currently serve worldwide customers from our webshop as well as retailers in 18 countries, and growing.
We simply develop products we want for ourselves, and in 2016 we wanted wall bars. What if we could turn wall bars into a functional furniture? It would besustainable, ergonomic and stylish, developed for modern families and homes. Together with clever industrial designers at Permafrost Design Studio we have developed KAOS Endeløs. The idea is rather simple: by approaching wall bars as a functional furniture rather than a gym equipment, the possibilities become endless.
The KAOS founders (from left): Mette B. Hansen and Gineline Kalleberg.
To start with we are developing the following accessories:
Desktop - Made from plywood, painted (white). The desktop can be put on desired height. Snap on, snap off!
Canvas shelves - for books, toys, magazines or other stuff. Snap on, snap off! Comes in set of two. Colours will be decided later, you get to choose from what is available.
The Alphabet - letters in plywood, two colours will be available. Snap on, Snap off! (not available on Kickstarter, but later from our website)
Canvas organiser - for pencils and paper, bits and pieces. The organiser will come in different colours and you will choose from what is available. The organiser will come in set of 1 piece.
Canvas storage bag - for bits and pieces, gloves and hats, teddybears and dolls. Whatever. (not available on Kickstarter, but later from our website)
To demonstrate, here are some few examples of different ways to use KAOS Endeløs:
Endeløs Wall bars for kids
Connect 3 modules on top of each other, and you have a wall bar for kids. Perfect for toddlers from 2 years and for kids up to 50 kilos. Did you know The Norwegian Directory of Health recommend kids to be physical active minimum 60 minutes every day? KAOS Endeløs is fun and encourages to play. It's great for developing gross motor skills.
By adding robust canvas shelves in delicate colours the wall bars turn into a smart, stylish storage.
We'll be producing canvas shelves in different colours for the kids room, but we'll also produce more neutral colours with leather details if you want a more exclusive look and feel.
Endeløs Work Space
Before you know little kiddo needs a place to develop his artistic skills, and Endeløs will be the perfect station for creative minds. We have developed a desktop that can be placed onto the bars at desired hight. Super easy and functional.
You can personalize Endeløs even more by adding letters to the bars. The letters shown in our design prototype were printed in 3D (plastic) but for production we will make nice letters in veneer, in delicate colours (including the Norwegian letters Æ, Ø, Å :-) Letters will not be availbale on Kickstarter, we think it's too much to handle as everyone will want different letters :-P However, letters will be ready to order from our website as soon as this Kickstarter campaign is done.
Endeløs Living Room
Endeløs will be perfect for your living room. Or any room! By placing the desktop higher you got yourself a laptop table and the neutral canvas shelves will take good care of your interior magazines. You can easily hack your own accessory too, like a little flower pot.
Perhaps you have a hallway that could need some love? Place the desktop on the top bar and you just got yourself a hat shelf. Add some hooks and our custom canvas shelves, and you're ready to start welcoming guests. Shoes goes between the bars or in the canvas shelf to get the mess away from the floor.
If you're looking for a neat place for your books and magazines, just connect the modules sideways and add some canvas shelves. You can add as many modules as you want. How many books do you have? This set-up can be for anything but books too. Use your imagination.
Details are not the details, they truly make the design. KAOS Endeløs is a high end design object you will love and want to keep your entire life. The materials have been carefully selected to make sure the quality is solid and to get the right look and finish. We are using solid ash that is very robust and has a clean, Scandinavian touch. We are using brass hardware (screws) and with matte, custom moulded plastic brackets with unique, subtle embossing.
Each wall bar module will measure 60 cm x 60 cm from screw to screw. This is no coincidence: 60 cm x 60 cm allows for easy mounting onto studs in the wall. If you don't have studs to mount on, don't worry! Endeløs can easily be mounted to common plaster walls, brick walls or whatever wall you have. You just need the correct plug.
We have a patent pending mounting solution that makes Endeløs easy to build. You simply connect the panels to the brackets, and attach them to the wall. Like a puzzle! Here's a video with a prototype demonstrating it all:
There will be an intuitive manual in the box explaining how to mount for dummies. If we can do it, you can do it. Be creative and build as you want. We can't wait to see!
Technical drawing, example of wall bar set-up:
Wonder what pledge to choose? This is an overview of all items available, the pledges to your right will describe what items they include.
Wall bar vertical set-up:
Wall bar horisontal set-up:
Canvas shelves (comes in set of 2):
With time we will be developing more accessories for KAOS Endeløs. In addition we can just imagine the million ways to hack your own if you got the skills and interest.
We simply can't wait to see all the different and creative ways to use KAOS Endeløs. It's a never ending story, we hope you want to help us write the first chapter :-)
October 2016: We got the idea. Initiated collab with Permafrost.
February 2017: The first design sketches for the concept came to live.
May 2017: We received funding from Innovation Norway in order to develop design prototypes, apply for patent and prepare to launch.
August 2017: We found the perfect manufacturer in Lithuania. They already produced the first design prototypes. They're just waiting to get started.
November 2017: KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. To help us get enough funding to start production.
December 2017: Testing and certification
December 2017: Pre-order on our website opens
January 2018: Start production (estimated 3 months lead time)
April 2018: Estimated shipping to all pre-orders.
We have developed full size design prototypes and we've been testing various accessories. Permafrost spent a lot of time nailing an easy mounting system to make it easy to build. They actually came up with such a clever mounting solution that is patent pending.
We have our manufacturer of wood in Lithuania, Europe.
We have the manufacturer for screws ready, just need to place the order. Production of screws will take app 35 days.
We have the network in China to produce moulds (the brackets). 3D and 2D models are ready, the moulding will take 6-8 weeks.
Based on the plastic moulds we have to order a custom milling tool to create the milling in the panels (this will attach the panels to the brackets). Ordering the milling tool wont take long nor be difficult, but it can't be done until the plastic moulds are ready.
Due to our existing collection of canvas products we already have a solid network in India to develop Endeløs accessories in canvas and leather. Samples are already in progress.
We already have great experience with our ongoing e-commerce business. That means we already have 2 operating warehouses, one in Norway (domestic orders) and one in Sweden (international orders). We already import, stock and ship worldwide with trusted partners UPS and DHL. Everything is working perfect.
Last but not least, we have a highly competent and dedicated team in Oslo ready to rock, sweat and work butts off to see KAOS Endeløs take off in production during the next months.
Whooa! Some of the brains and muscles behind Endeløs. From the left: Gjermund, Mette, Gineline and Tore, Permafrost and KAOS in perfect harmony.
We love cakes! Let us vizualize the spending for you.
The production of moulds + the wall bars itself carries the largest cost, after that comes shipping as we are open to ship worldwide. Since we already have customers worldwide, that only makes sense.
Nothing comes for free in life, and in addition to your help sharing this project we need to marketing our Kickstarter campaign. That is: We need to boost our campaign-related posts on Facebook and Instagram in order to stand out from the crowd.
KAOS Endeløs is referred to as ingenious and is getting a lot of attention worldwide - Thank you, much appreciated! Here are some of who have featured us.
Perhaps the most important pledges of all: your effort to share on your social feed. We will be ever grateful if you help us share our Kickstarter campaign. We made a big button to make it easy to hit. For your convenience. Boom :-)
Manufacturing is a complex and challenging process, but we have experience and are doing Endeløs in a collab with team of industrial designers from Permafrost. Permafrost have a strong track record in innovation and manufacturing (for Stokke, to mention one). Our manufacturer is also very competent and well experienced with developing wall bars already.
Our estimate for shipping and delivery is realistic. We took the time to make a perfect version of Endeløs prior to launching on Kickstarter to make the process for our backers as smooth as possible.
The testing and certification is estimated to take 30 days at Teknologisk Institutt in Denmark. You can feel safe the design prototypes have been carefully developed and meet desired standards according to Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. But we will run it through tests to verify and certify KAOS Endeløs ti the same safety standards (standard EN 71). You should feel safe having kids climb and play in the wall bars. If the testing reveals any remarks we will simply adjust accordingly. In worst case the testing will take more than 30 days, but it will not at all be a showstopper. Read more about Standard EN 71 here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_71. Read more about Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC here: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/european-standards/harmonised-standards/toys/.
We have been working with a successful startup for the past 4 years and we have an outstanding track record to launch products and manage unexpected challenges.
Due to our experience we have the entire setup ready: manufacturers - importing - logistics/warehouse - shipping/couriers - everything is already ongoing smoothly with our current collection or products.
We promise to always keep you updated on the progress and we will make our best effort to deliver the best product at the given time - April 2018.
We promise you will receive a high quality product, and we're quite sure you will love them. We hope you trust us and choose to join us on this journey.
Wall bars set up + canvas shelves. Canvas shelves are easy to snap on/snap off, so you can rearrange them as you please. Save the money, buy today. You will choose colours for the canvas shelves before we send them to you.
Wall bars set up + canvas shelves. Canvas shelves are easy to snap on/snap off, so you can rearrange them as you please. Save the money, buy today. You will decide on colours for the canvas shelves before we send them to you