Who are We?
We are Dock Artisan, a small shop & design studio located 100 miles east of San Francisco in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Our company's first successful design was a wooden iPhone docking station made from a local fallen oak tree. That design hatched into many more natural wooden docks and landed us into some killer retail outlets like Nordstrom, Red Envelope, and Touch of Modern. Dock Artisan also has been featured in mags & news sites such as Forbes, Mental Floss, Complex, TrendHunter, and Apartment Therapy. Now we bring you the SPORT, a minimal+functional iPhone leather wallet.
The SPORT wallet case was born out of frustration and a search for a better solution. Everyone knows the BookBook wallet case was the first design that combined an iPhone and wallet into one cool looking mini book. However neat it was, functional it was not. So we set out to build a better wallet case, one that suited our needs and fit our lifestyle.
Our goal was simple. To create a wallet case that allows the phone to detach and re-attach with ease while staying minimal in the design. With that said, it took almost one full year to finalize the working design. Over the course of 2013 we went through dozens of prototypes, hours of testing, and tons of user feedback. It was alot of work but well worth the final result.
Check out the video showing the very first working prototype made using velcro.
The SPORT leather wallet case in brown & black
unboxing the SPORT
We have spent the last 11 months working on the design and functionality of the SPORT wallet case. We have hired multiple leather case manufactures to produce dozens of samples for us and thus have been able to line up only the most qualified producer. We already have invested our money in the production of the specialty moulds, quality materials, and even packaging. All we need now is for you, our backer, to support us by pledging towards our project. If we hit our funding goal, we will be able to begin our first large scale production run of 1000 units. We are super excited to get the SPORT out into the market place and hope you will join us to make it a reality!
Risks and challenges
We have diminished as much risk as possible by prototyping for the last 8 months, testing dozens of samples, and even finalizing packaging. If any setbacks arise, we will dedicate ourselves to our backers as we did in both of our previous kickstarter projects. We are committed to fulfilling every pledge and also keeping an open dialog with our backers. This includes updates, challenges, & answering all questions.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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