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A creative & fun toy to develop child’s concentration & imagination.
A creative & fun toy to develop child’s concentration & imagination.
383 backers pledged €30,220 to help bring this project to life.

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Discover our descriptive video and how did we designed Piks! (with subtitles below)

Découvrez notre vidéo explicative et comment nous avons dessiné Piks ! (avec sous-titres ci-dessous)

Piks is a creative toy designed to develop children's attention and concentration. 


Piks est un jouet créatif conçu pour le développement de l'attention et de la concentration des enfants. 

No doubt you’ve noticed how today’s children are less and less focused. Surrounded by smartphones, apps and video games, there’s been a quite an increase in behavioral issues. 

This isn’t just an idea. Just as the following references show, many studies, theories and modalities have been created to help children in this phenomenon. Practices such as meditation, concentration or therapy through play are being proposed to help our children attain a calmer, more natural state of being and to help manage their emotions.

10 Tips to Increase Your Child's Concentration

7 In-Class Activities to Improve Concentration in Children

How to Practice ADHD Play Therapy at Home

Rock Balancing Stone Stacking Art STEAM Activity for Kids

How Stacking / Nesting Toys Can Develop Early Language and Fine Motor Skills

These techniques are really inspiring and we feel they should should be available to all children. And this is why we decided to create Piks.

Avez-vous déjà remarqué que les enfants sont de moins en moins concentrés ? Puisque ce sujet devient chaque jour plus présent, nous avons décidé de créer un jouet qui permettra aux enfants de s’épanouir tout en se divertissant ! 

Tout comme le montrent les références ci-dessous, de nombreuses théories et pratiques améliorent la concentration, les capacités cognitives et favorisent le contrôle des émotions. Et ceci tout en plaçant nos enfants dans un environnement plus calme et naturel.

Comment aider un enfant à se concentrer?

Pourquoi jouer aide nos enfants à grandir

Art-thérapie : la créativité au service des élèves perturbés

Éduquer, c’est (aussi) jouer

Nous croyons que ces pratiques sont très inspirantes et qu'elles devraient être appliquées d’une manière ou d’une autre à tout les enfants. Et c'est pourquoi nous avons décidé de créer Piks.

The aim of the Piks game is simple - to create the most original and impressive structure by positioning all of the pieces without any of it falling down.  

By playing with Piks, children explore the intricacies of balance while decision-making, motor skills and imagination all come into play transforming the players into artists in a performance of concentration and skill.

Le but du jeu est simple : créer la structure la plus originale et impressionnante sans laisser tomber aucune pièce  ! 

La prise de décision, la motricité fine et l'imagination transformeront les joueurs en de véritables artistes en pleine performance de concentration. 

                 
                 
                 
                                                                                     

Because we take playing seriously, this isn’t just a toy! Carefully designed, Piks offers many great educational skills and benefits for kids. 

Parce que s’amuser sainement est un thème sérieux pour nous, Piks n’est pas un jouet comme un autre. Conçu avec soin, Piks développe de nombreuses compétences pédagogiques et présente de nombreux avantages pour les enfants.

Why are we inspired by education and behaviors issues ?

Toys are the first objects that our kids have in their hands so they provide an immense opportunity for development through fun. Our belief is that these objects should convey important values and skills and be conceived using the best educational knowledge possible. To do this, we truly believe that dialogue between the fields of design and education is mandatory.

Du fait de nos valeurs et notre engagement à développer des compétences de concentration, nous avons décidé de nous inspirer du domaine de l'éducation et plus précisément des recherches et des solutions alternatives aux troubles de l'attention et de la concentration. 

Pourquoi sommes-nous inspirés par l'éducation et par des troubles de comportements ?

Les jouets sont les premiers objets que nos enfants reçoivent entre leurs mains. Nous croyons que ces objets doivent véhiculer des valeurs importantes et doivent être conçus de la manière la plus éducative possible. De ce fait, nous croyons fortement que le lien entre le domaine du design et de l’éducation est important. 

Our goal is to send you all Piks by February 2019 so all can enjoy the toy and its valuable benefits in the coming year!  

Check out our rewards below and support our project Piks and our brand O P P I ®.

Thank you so much for your support!

Notre objectif est de vous envoyer Piks au mois de Février 2019 afin que nous puissions tous profiter du jouet et de ses précieux avantages en 2019 ! 

Découvrez nos contreparties ci-dessous et soutenez Piks et notre marque O P P I ®.

Merci beaucoup pour votre soutien !

  
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                                                                                                      
                 

Based in France and co-founded by two brothers, O P P I ® is the result of Hansel Schloupt’s passion for product design, toys and education; and the in-depth knowledge of production of his brother, Bastien Schloupt. 

After suffering from an undiagnosable illness for 10 years, Hansel was finally cured in the city of Barcelona, Spain. He then decided to study industrial design there at ELISAVA School of Design. Inspired by his own health experience, he was quickly interested in the fusion between design and human behavior. He explored his interest further at ECAL/Cantonal Art School in Lausanne Switzerland, obtaining a Product Design Master. After several years of practical experience, his projects led him to the topic of therapy and fun and from there he found his true passion - designing educational toys based psychological/educational insights.

After receiving different awards including the Core 77 Design Awards 2013 or the IKEA Swiss Foundation Award 2016, Hansel and his brother, Bastien, decided to create O P P I ® together.

Basé en France et co-fondé par deux frères, O P P I ® est le fruit de la passion de Hansel Schloupt pour la conception de produits, des jouets et de l'éducation ; et de la forte connaissance de production de son frère Bastien Schloupt.  

Suite à 10 années de lutte contre une maladie orpheline, Hansel a eu la chance d'être guéri dans la ville de Barcelone et a décidé d'étudier le Design Industriel à l'école de design ELISAVA. Inspiré par son expérience personnelle, il s'intéresse très vite à la fusion entre le design et les comportements humains et explore ses intérêts au cours d'un Master de Design Produit à l'ECAL / École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne en Suisse. Après plusieurs années de pratique, ses recherches et ses projets l'ont amené à aborder le sujet de la thérapie et du jeu, pour ainsi trouver une passion pour la conception de jouets éducatifs. 

Après avoir reçu différents prix, dont le Core 77 Design Awards 2013 ou le soutien de la Bourse IKEA Swiss Foundation 2016, Hansel s'entoure de son frère Bastien, avec qui il créé O P P I ®.

We've spent few years developing Piks, our first toy. Hard to believe! After experimenting with mock-ups, running user tests and prototypes for many hours, days and nights to improve our ideas and designs, we are very excited to share the finished project with all of you and most importantly -with kids. From the original product idea to creating our brand, we’ve passed through a full experience of thoughts to bring the best solution in toys for kids. Today we are ready to launch our brand but we need your support to bring Piks alive.  

Piks est un jouet que nous développons depuis plusieurs annnées. Après avoir expérimenté des maquettes, tests et prototypes, mais aussi après de nombreuses heures et jours d'amélioration de nos idées et concepts, nous sommes très heureux de partager le projet avec vous. De la genèse de l'idée à notre marque, nous avons vécu une expérience complète pour apporter la meilleure solution pour le jouet. Aujourd'hui, nous sommes heureux de dévoiler notre marque et nous avons besoin de votre soutien pour faire partager Piks à tous, et avant tout aux enfants. 

 

Do you like Piks? Cool ! Then don’t hesitate to share Piks with your friends by clicking on one of the links below. We need you!  

Vous aimez Piks ? Cool ! Alors n'hésitez pas à partager Piks avec vos amis en cliquant sur l'un des liens ci-dessous. Nous avons besoin de vous !

   
    

Questions? Feedback? 

Any questions, concerns, suggestions or feedbacks are very welcome. We love to share ideas, hear comments and we will be more than happy to answer any concerns you may have. Many thanks!

Shipping & Backers

Piks is available worldwide and for all of us. Due the different sets and packaging sizes we offer, shipping rates may seem a bit high for some locations. Please know that we’ve calculated all shipping rates and are able to cover some of the cost for larger orders. For example, when you pledge for Piks Kit n°5 or Kit n°6, shipping is completely free in France and 50% off in the rest of the world.

Also, there is no way for us to collect and pay any applicable VAT/custom duties due in advance. They are a result of a specific country's tax code and can only be paid in that country after the package crosses the border. Therefore, these costs may be owed when you receive your package and are the responsibility of each backer. For additional information regarding VAT/duties, please check our FAQ below.

Des questions et / ou des commentaires?   

Toutes les questions, doutes, suggestions ou commentaires sont les bienvenus. Nous aimons partager des idées ou des impressions et nous serons plus qu'heureux de répondre à vos questions.

Expédition & Contributeurs

Piks est disponible dans le monde entier et pour tous. En raison des différentes tailles de packagings que nous proposons, les tarifs de livraison peuvent sembler un peu élevés pour certaines destinations internationales. Nous avons calculé les frais de transport à l'avance et sommes en mesure d'assumer certains des frais de livraison pour certaines commandes. De plus, la livraison devient totalement gratuite pour la France lorsque vous commandez le Kit Piks n°5 et n°6 et 50% en réduction pour le reste du monde.

A noter aussi que nous ne nous permettrons pas de facturer des coûts supplémentaires et des taxes / droits applicables pouvant résulter du code fiscal local d'un pays spécifique. Cependant, ces frais peuvent être engagés à la réception de votre contrepartie. Ces frais sont à la charge de chaque contributeur. Pour les informations concernant la TVA et taxes, veuillez consulter notre FAQ ci-dessous.

                 

Credits / Crédits  

Product Images by Philippe Fragniére

Environmental Images by Anaïs Roux  

Piks is a project that was initiated at ECAL/Cantonal Art School of Lausanne by Hansel Schloupt and carried on by O P P I ®.

                                                                                                      

Risks and challenges

Even though we’ve thought deeply about every corner of our project, there’s always a chance of surprises.

If, despite our best efforts, things don't go as we planned (manufacturing timeline, shipping dates, etc.), we promise to communicate honestly with you and work quickly to resolve any issues that arise.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Piks Poster

    Show us some love and support by receiving a poster of "Piks" !

    Includes:
    • Piks Poster A2
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    Pledge €29 or more About $33

    Piks Kit n°1: Small Size (Early Bird)

    -> Save 17% <-

    A special first "get in touch" kit of Piks featuring 24 pieces for the first backers spreading the word !

    Includes:
    • 18× Rubber Cones
    • Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
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    Reward no longer available 34 backers
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    Pledge €34 or more About $38

    Piks Kit n°1: Small Size

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    You'll receive a small size kit of Piks featuring 24 pieces.

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    (FR)

    Vous recevrez le "Big kit" de Piks comprenant 24 pièces.

    Includes:
    • 18× Rubber Cones
    • Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
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    Pledge €49 or more About $55

    Piks Kit n°2: Medium Size (Early Bird)

    -> Save 17% <-

    A medium size kit of Piks featuring 44 pieces for the first backers spreading the word !

    Includes:
    • 33× Rubber Cones
    • 11× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Reward no longer available 66 backers
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    Pledge €59 or more About $67

    Piks Kit n°2: Medium Size

    You'll receive a medium size kit of Piks featuring 44 pieces.

    Includes:
    • 33× Rubber Cones
    • 11× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Pledge €64 or more About $72

    Piks Big Kit: "École De La Vie"

    (ENG)

    -> Save 17% <-

    Original Price: 77€

    You'll receive a big size kit of Piks featuring 64 pieces.

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    (FR)

    -> Économisez 17% <-

    Prix d'origine: 77 €

    Vous recevrez le "Big kit" de Piks comprenant 64 pièces.

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    Pledge €67 or more About $76

    Piks Big Kit: "Lépine"

    (FR)

    -> Économisez 13% <-

    Prix d'origine: 77 €

    Vous recevrez le "Big kit" de Piks comprenant 64 pièces.

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    (ENG)

    -> Save 13% <-

    Original Price: 77€

    You'll receive a big size kit of Piks featuring 64 pieces.

    Includes:
    • 48× Rubber Cones
    • 16× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Reward no longer available 54 backers
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    Pledge €77 or more About $87

    Piks Kit n°3: Big Size

    You'll receive a big size kit of Piks featuring 64 pieces.

    Includes:
    • 48× Rubber Cones
    • 16× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Pledge €132 or more About $149

    Piks Kit n°4: Medium + Big Size

    You'll receive two kit of Piks (medium + big size) featuring 108 pieces !

    FREE SHIPPING (FRANCE)

    Includes:
    • 81× Rubber Cones
    • 27× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Pledge €295 or more About $334

    Piks Kit n°5: (x5) Packs

    You'll receive five different kit of Piks: (x2) big + (x2) medium + (x1) small size, featuring 240 pieces !

    FREE SHIPPING (FRANCE)
    50% OFF SHIPPING (WORLDWIDE)

    Includes:
    • 180× Rubber Cones
    • 60× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Pledge €429 or more About $485

    Piks x15

    > Retailer Price <-

    You'll receive fifteen Piks Kit: (x3) big + (x7) medium + (x5) small size! If you’re a toy shop, retailer, nursery or a library, this is the best choice for you!

    Includes:
    • Piks Small Kit
    • Piks Medium Kit
    • Piks Big Size
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    Pledge €499 or more About $564

    Piks Kit n°6 (Special): Wooden Box

    You'll receive a very special big kit of Piks featuring 264 pieces within a wooden OPPI® customized box with your text choice, logo or name on it.

    FREE SHIPPING (FRANCE)
    50% OFF SHIPPING (WORLDWIDE)

    Includes:
    • 198× Rubber Cones
    • 66× Wooden boards
    • O P P I® Cotton Tote Bag.
    • O P P I ® Wooden Box.
    • Creative Cards Set
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    Pledge €895 or more About $1,012

    Piks x30

    -> Retailer Price <-

    You'll receive thirty Piks Kit: (x10) big + (x10) medium + (x10) small size! If you’re a distributor, retailer, nursery or a library, this is the best choice for you!

    Includes:
    • 10× Piks Small Kit
    • 10× Piks Medium Kit
    • 10× Piks Big Size
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