Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 30, 2013.
About this project
Using our 3d web app upload your favorite photo and design your own artwork. Once you've supplied the creativity we take care of the manufacturing. All you need to do is decide where to display it. Khora Images make the perfect gifts since they are completely personalized and really unique.
The first step is to select an image that looks great and means something special to you. It’s your art so you decide. Use a photo of a landscape, of a newborn, of your pet, of anything you want.
With our web interface the possibilities are endless.
Your final design is made using a CNC machine. This computer controlled device accurately carves your design into a piece of 100% recycled material.
When you use the interface you’ll notice it’s in full 3d. That’s the key, since we use this information to seamlessly reproduce your design in the materials and colors you select. We make it exactly like you see it.
The size of your piece is selected by your pledge.
Make your image as realistic or abstract as you want by adjusting the resolution.
You can choose from a series of patterns to further enhance your design.
Your art is made of 100% recycled material colored with sustainable water based paint. Choose from a variety of colors to match your space or the personality of your image.
Why make Khora Image?
Everyone has art, and people have innate desire to make art, whether it's the cave paintings of lascaux or Andy Wharhol's Maryliln Monroe. With Khora Image, we've created a way for you to do both. Create graphically unique artwork for your home and make it mean something to you.
Why do we need your support?
At this stage, we are manually processing and cutting the images one by one, which results in a higher cost and limits the quantity we are able to sell. With your donations, we can hire the brains needed to code the backend of our system which will fully automate the process: from your image, to the cut file, to our machine. We are currently using a 4’x8’ machine that is normally used to cut large objects. By purchasing a cutting machine specialized for smaller parts and higher tolerances, we will be able to provide accurate and detailed pieces.
We are a group of designers with years of experience in digital fabrication and design.
We have tons of ideas for products that make you the designer. We can wait to get off the ground to empower everyone to design and tailor their home decor.
Whether you are in need of a piece of art for that blank space on your wall, a fan of digital fabrication, or looking for the perfect gift, Khora Image is a great new way for anybody to make great art. We can’t wait to see what you create using Khora Image.
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing custom products is always challenging. Great design is often bogged down with poor execution or production. Even details such as fit or finish determine the difference between something of quality and something cheap.
Khora Image is a project that has been years in the making. We have sorted out many of the painful details and are bringing it to Kickstarter with full confidence in the design and the manufacturing process.
The real challenge facing Khora now is production and delivery. Our CNC machine is ready to start cutting during and after our Kickstarter. In the Los Angeles area we have made many partnerships with other CNC owners; all in order to make sure that your product is delivered in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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