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CA$ 5,653 pledged of CA$ 16,000 goal
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By HMM
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About this project

The HMM Tape Dispenser is a revolutionary desktop tape dispenser. It cuts tape safely and cleanly. It's weighted for easy operations yet minimized to reduce the clutter on your desk. Plus, it looks just right in any workspace.

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A Little Background

This project is our second on Kickstarter and the first under the name of HMM (formerly known as HMM PROJECT). Ever since Rule/One, we have been keen to improve people's coffee and work experience with two collections respectively.

Looking at our daily lives, tape dispensers have been playing an important part in our work. However, as heavy users of tape, we found there were some issues with existing tape dispensers: unfit and clumsy base, unsafe and nondurable blade, and user-unfriendly operations. While we couldn't find the one suiting the needs, we went ahead and started this project.

After two years of research and design development, we've not only solved the problems, but we've also made it a dapper piece that spruces up the desk.

What's So Special about the HMM TapeDispenser?

The Compact Design

To reduce the volume, we remove the core holder and replace it with magnets, which gracefully hold the tape and even make it kind of "levitating". The HMM TapeDispenser 65 in only one-third the size of a traditional 3" core tape dispenser and the 50 is even smaller. We also weight the base to keep it in place so that you can pull and tear the tape with one hand while freeing the other hand to work.

 

The HMM TapeDispenser 65 in only one-third the size of a traditional 3" core tape dispenser.
The HMM TapeDispenser 65 in only one-third the size of a traditional 3" core tape dispenser.

  

The Minimalist Aesthetics

We focus on only the essentials and eliminate the unnecessary burdens in both functional and aesthetic aspects. That makes the HMM TapeDispenser more (or less, but better) than just a tool. It is the epitome of simplicity and elegance that your desk has been asking for.

The Unique Cutter Block

Unlike the sawtooth blades of traditional tape dispensers, the square toothed cutter block we create can safely cut tape with a smoother edge. It's made of hard-anodized aluminum and therefore long-lasting. If, unfortunately, your tape leaves a residue on the cutter, it is also much easier to remove the gunk without hurting your fingers.

Both 65 and 50 are equipped with a safe cutter block.
Both 65 and 50 are equipped with a safe cutter block.

 

Others (left) vs. HMM TapeDispenser (right)
Others (left) vs. HMM TapeDispenser (right)

 

Pull and tear at ease with the hard-anodized aluminum cutter.
Pull and tear at ease with the hard-anodized aluminum cutter.

 

 

 

Our product designer, Nigel, with his sketches and prototypes.
Our product designer, Nigel, with his sketches and prototypes.

 

Precision machining of aluminum.
Precision machining of aluminum.

 

Two years of product development. Dozens of 3D printing prototypes.
Two years of product development. Dozens of 3D printing prototypes.

  

 

 

Proudly designed and made in Taiwan.
Proudly designed and made in Taiwan.

 

 

 

 

Unlock the color options! $50,000 for the silver. $100,000 for one more hidden option.
Unlock the color options! $50,000 for the silver. $100,000 for one more hidden option.

 

 

The HMM Team

A group of designers, marketers, and logistics that views work as part of life and cares about how the subtleties connect objects with humans.

Learn more about HMM: hmmproject.com

You can also follow us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

 

Special Thanks

To Hsun-Chun Chuang, for adding a lot of magic to our Kickstarter video.

To our friends at MX Design, for providing valuable feedback and filming location support.

To designers behind all tape dispensers, for laying the foundations of this tool.

To people who have helped and motivated us along the way, for making this project happen.

To you, Kickstarters, for backing, commenting, and spreading the word.

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter campaign and we are working with the same professionalism while being more proficient at fulfilling orders in time with the past experience of vetting manufacturers for quality and precision.

Still, there are always unexpected risks and challenges in manufacturing a crafted product at scale that can delay the delivery. We will keep the project fully updated and committed ourselves to make sure your HMM TapeDispensers worth the wait.

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