Objekts are primarily meant as decorative home pieces. However, they were also created with much more than just that in mind. By giving you the chance to create your own compositions, Objekts are also designed to bring out the playful side in us. Being made out of wood means that Objekt pieces are at once warm and tactile, inviting themselves to be touched, held, stacked and moved. Sure, we want them to look good in your homes but we also want them to be fun!
Simplicity lies at the heart of each Objekt piece.
The idea for the collection came about while investigating different ways of creating something special out of the basic visual elements. Square, circle, triangle. Red, yellow, blue. Elements that almost everyone identifies strongly with.
A fine balance between affordability and exclusivity.
As practising visual artists, we understand that purchasing a piece of art can be a daunting prospect for most people. Objekts are not one-off unique artworks. Still, we believe that their hand-crafted aspect (meaning no two pieces are exactly the same) from our part combined with the endless modular possibilities from the part of the buyer ends up producing something equally as unique as an artwork. We love the fact that you are as much of a participant in creating your artwork as we are!
This Kickstarter campaign is part of our commitment to keeping our line of Objekts at an affordable price. Our rewards are essentially sets of Objekts at Early Bird prices, with most of the sets being up to 25% cheaper than their future retail price. The two Collector’s Editions also offer rewards that are exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.
Your contribution will help us in many ways. A succesful campaign will amongst other things: help us solidify Lefty Le Mur as an entity, produce a stock which we will enable us to distribute to retailers, improve our workshop and make it possible to plan our next product. We have plenty of ideas for new products in mind, and as a backer who has taken interest in our story and products, it will be our priority to always make sure that you are notified of our evolution as we go along.
The Objekt family consists of five different models: the towering Large Objekt and its sibling the Small Objekt, the totem-like Kubo, the pointy Large Pico and the Small Pico. The two Objekt and the Kubo models are the stars of the show, while the smaller Pico models act as complementary pieces to their larger companions. This means that an Objekt and Kubo piece should ideally be accompanied by a Pico piece.
Dimensions (cm/inches) and weight (gr):
- Large Objekt: 8 x 8 x 46cm (3.2” x 3.2” x 18.1”) / 1,020g
- Small Objekt: 6 x 6 x 33.2cm (2.4” x 2.4” x 13.1”) / 550g
- Kubo: 7.5 x 10.6 x 25.6cm (3” x 4.2” x 10.1”) / 800g
- Large Pico: 9.3 x 10.6 x 20cm (3.7” x 4.2” x 7.9”) / 615g
- Small Pico: 7 x 8 x 15cm (2.8” x 3.2” x 5.9”) / 250g
All 5 Objekt models are available in a variety of carefully selected colour combinations. The larger Objekts are available in 5 different colour combinations each, while the small Pico pieces are available in 4 different combinations.
Extra customisable power!
Even if the Pico pieces come in only 4 different combos, they do pack a neat little trick that gives them extra customisable power. Pico pieces come in one side in colour (red, yellow, blue or gold) and another side in natural wood. Additionally, Kubo pieces come with a different-coloured roundel on their front and back sides. This means that with both the Pico and Kubo pieces, you can choose the side that fits your taste and collection best!
What’s your style?
Here is just a tiny selection of some of the combinations possible with the 5 models that make up the Objekt family. Which one is your favourite?
Here at Lefty Le Mur, the process of making the Objekts is just as important as the finished product. That is why Objekts are a 100% hand-crafted from start to finish, even if they take us a bit longer to produce. This gives us full control over the finish of the sculpture, and infuses the Objekts with a bit more heart and soul!
Objekts start life as beams of sustainably sourced European Beechwood, a robust and adaptable wood that is typically used to construct furniture and wooden toys. The wood is then shaped into workable pieces by Jesús - an experienced carpenter who has his workshop just down the road from ours.
The pieces are then passed on to our workshop where they are sanded, drilled, painted and assembled - always by hand. This ensures that each sculpture is simultaneously worked by an expert, and also examined and given the seal of approval by us.
All of our models have been set at early bird pricing especially for this campaign, which results in reductions of up to 25%! Please note that shipping costs are not included. Once the campaign is over, you will be contacted and asked to choose your preferred colour scheme.
‘Alphabeticon’ was an exhibition by Steven Scicluna (founder of Lefty Le Mur - scroll down to learn more) which took place in London in 2016. With their simplified colour palette and bold, graphic shapes, these paintings really were the start of what would become the Lefty Le Mur project.
During the course of this campaign, six of the paintings will be available for purchase via the ‘Collector’s Edition + Painting’ reward, as we consider them to be a vital part of the Lefty Le Mur story so far..
Lefty Le Mur is a workshop run by graphic artist Steven Scicluna. The project draws on Steven’s experience working in graphic design, illustration and the visual arts, and combines it with a desire for manual creation and crafts. Ultimately, Lefty Le Mur aims to create art products that not only look great but also engage people creatively.
The story so far.
Since its inception back in London in 2015, the project has focused on making the Objekts available to the public. The idea to create the first batch of Objekts was inspired by Steven’s ‘Alphabeticon’ exhibition, of which you can see some paintings above (and below).
Curious to see how these paintings would like when interepreted into 3D pieces, the first Objekt sculptures were created at Blackhorse Workshop in London in Spring 2016.
The sculptures went through a series of tests and prototypes before being finalised in time for Lefty Le Mur’s first market appearance at the Brighton Illustration Festival, 2016.
The rest of 2016 consisted of more market appearances and the introduction of a new product: Table Squares. This is our line of screen-printed coasters that acts as a graphic accompaniment to the Objekts. A set of Table Squares is included in our Coffee Table Pack reward.
Late 2016 saw a move from London to Valencia, Spain where we have been located ever since. This has made it possible for us to establish a workshop and to keep our products’ production costs low.
2017 consisted of mostly constructing a new life and a new workshop. With the first batch of Objekt sculptures sold out, our new home has allowed us to focus on planning how to produce them again and making them available to the public.
After months of production tests and calucating logistics, the Objekts are finally ready to make it to homes all around the world. And we can’t wait to get working and make that happen.
If you’ve enjoyed this story, we would appreciate if you could help us get the word out there and share this campaign on social media. If you’re a jounalist who would like to write about the campaign, then the press pack (below) should be just what you’re looking for. Have any questions? Email us on email@example.com.
Risks and challenges
Making a physical product is a difficult task and there can be many challenges to bring it to market successfully from design and manufacturing to shipping and support.
However, we believe that the ground work that we have been doing for the past couple of years has prepared us for the many hiccups that might (and will!) occur throughout the campaign and the following months. We have taken our time in bringing the Objekts to light precisely for this reason.
Producing a hand made product also has its advantages. It may take longer to produce, but this process also gives us much more control on quality, finish and production schedule.
While we can never assume that delays will not happen, rest assured that you will be notified and kept up to date with our progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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