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A modular organization system that grows to fit any space.
A modular organization system that grows to fit any space.
361 backers pledged $27,092 to help bring this project to life.

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Inspired by nature.  HYVE is:

CONFIGURABLE = hexagonal geometry allows HYVE to be arranged to fit your space

LOCKING = 'Quick-Clip' system allows HYVE elements to snap together

SCALABLE = HYVE elements can be infinitely added to the system

At Herbst Produkt, we design things for a living. Many of the products we work on are for a specific audience or a "target market."  But we're most excited about this project because HYVE is for everyone! -- that rare solution to a common problem that we all share.  And we've found that it really works great in so many environments.

Through months of research, prototyping and use we've found that HYVE fills a need in the kitchen, dining room, garage, kids room, craft room, playroom, laundry room, bathroom, office, studio...anywhere and everywhere.

GET VERTICAL

Originally conceived as a system for the desktop or table, we conceptualized other ways to make HYVE even more useful and versatile. We decided to go vertical with HYVE Wall Planks and HYVE Magnets:

STOREFRONT 

Now that you've seen HYVE in action, think of all the uses you might have for them. Our pledge options are outlined below: *colors shown are actual color combo shipping for each reward...

OUR TEAM

We are a multi-disciplinary team of product and graphic designers, mechanical engineers and researchers. We come from diverse backgrounds and all use HYVE differently.

Walter and Scot Herbst / Designers_Soon to be "Dr. Herbst" Walter's work has been on exhibit at the Smithsonian since 1964.  Son Scot is just happy to have inherited the gene...

Will Hunter / Designer_The young visionary.  Rarely without a pen, camera or hockey stick in hand...

Jeff Servaites / Mechanical Engineer_Bends the laws of physics...

Sara Butorac / Graphic Design_Makes sure people actually understand the random things we invent...

Peter Bartlett / Manufacturing_Director of Innovation at Mead, able to turn our ragtag crew into worthy sailors...

Honey Bee / Creative Director_Advanced social structure, organized and very busy, populations are in decline due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).   

INSPIRED

Because the honeybee was such a critical source of design inspiration, we are collaborating with Life Lab (a non-profit whose mission is to teach people to care for themselves, each other & the world through farm-and garden-based programs) to educate children on the importance of honey bees in our environment and food systems. More info at LifeLab.org

Risks and challenges

Working with a knowledgeable team of veterans in the product development field we have designed, built and shipped many products including furniture, toys, housewares, consumer electronics and even some tools and hardware.

It looks easy, but HYVE is a relatively simple design BECAUSE we've invested a ton of time in engineering, development and manufacturing. Our injection mold tooling is already completed and we're now working on finalizing packaging and logistics as we race to get your HYVES by the end of the summer.

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns...but we always do our best to devise creative solutions and deliver on time with our name on the box.
A few remaining details:
May-June = Kickstarter Support!!...
June-July = Match and approve colors, sample and finalize packaging...
July-August = Transit from manufacturing to warehouse...
August-September = Shipping!

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    Pledge $19 or more About $19

    BUMBLE = 3 HYVES...get buzzy.
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    DRONE = 6 HYVES...make a bee line.
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    QUEEN = 9 HYVES...the possibilities are limitless.
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    WORKER = 6 HYVES + 3 Magnets...organize whiteboards like nobodies buzziness.
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    COLONY = 9 HYVES + 3 Wall Planks...get vertical.
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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    POLLINATOR = 9 HYVES + 3 Wall Planks + 3 Magnets...you'll bee an unstoppable force!
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    SWARM = Designers love solving problems! Our team will use HYVE to create an organized plan of action for your space.

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