by Fusion Mars
“When I was little, I got a little toy from my carpenter father: a Kongming Lock – it always fascinated me and I as I grew up, I thought about fusing this beautiful Chinese culture classic with a Western element. The result is Locklery, fusing Western dining with ancient Chinese design. It’s functional, beautiful to look at, and fun to play with”, says co-founder Andy Wan.
What is LOCKLERY and what makes it awesome?
Displaying our LOCKLERY at any point exhibits good taste in decoration and creates unique lifestyle.
The Branded premium cutlery set available in the market are unreasonably expensive. We design LOCKLERY with reasonable price.
LOCKLERY comes as a six-piece set of two knives, two spoons and two forks, all made of high quality stainless steel and FDA grade materials, designed in an elegant shape.
Our LOCKLERY is a type of fusion, combining the ancient Chinese wisdom and contemporary western dining cultures, and it is a puzzle toy that can be enjoyed by all ages.
LOCKLERY is Eco-friendly
LOCKLERY is also eco-friendly, using sustainable polymers like Polypropylene (PP) and Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR), making it a responsible choice for the environmentally conscious design lover.
LOCKLERY made of high quality stainless steel and FDA grade materials, and BPA free.
What is Kongming Lock?
Lu Ban (魯班) was an ancient Chinese great carpenter, patron saint of Chinese builder and contractors. It is said that he design an intellectual mechanism which was well known as Lu Ban Lock (魯班鎖). This consisted of 6 wooden rods. The concave and convex parts inside mesh perfectly. They are usually easy to take apart and difficult to reassemble. The lock may look simple, but it contains lots of mysteries. If you don’t understand how it works, you can hardly put it together.
Kongming (孔明), a very famous strategist in Three Kingdoms, made use of the design and developed a variety of the lock. It was widely popular among the folks. That’s why also known as Kongming Lock (孔明鎖).
3D rendering for adding the KONGMING lock into the cutlery.
We created tons of revisions to find the best position of the Kongming Lock on LOCKLERY. After more than a year of prototyping and testing, we are now ready to go for production.
Why your support is important?
LOCKLERY is ready for production. We have a well function prototype. We now need to raise US$30,000 to fund the first production run. All the funds raised will go directly towards sourcing the materials and expert labor needed to create these cutleries. We have the suppliers and manufacturers lined up and ready to go. If you like LOCKLERY please support us be a part of it and bring LOCKLERY to life.
Fusion Mars was co-founded by Andy Wan and Chris Chow in 2016. Fusion Mars is a design company committed to developing luxurious, beautiful and high-quality products, fusing different concepts and cultures together. We are a team of designers, engineers, and operations experts, with plenty of experience in the design production field.
Who are we?
Risks and challenges
The production for Kongming Cutlery involves the tooling development. We have to get in touch with few potential manufacturer. But of course, before the launch of this project, they will not know how detail is the said tooling that might involve.
We have experience in the manufacturing field for more than 10 years, we have the expertise to fix it and get it done when we have enough fund raised.
We already have fully function-able prototype. And we already well communicated the necessary time frame with our manufacture to make it a real product. However, unexpected hiccups can happen along the way. If they do, we’ll be open and upfront. We know how important transparency is and we commit to always keeping you in the loop about the status of our campaign.
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