A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
We are raising funds for the manufacture of our Arc low back dining chair. It is constructed out of Canadian steel (recyclable) and Baltic birch plywood (recycled material). Our wood is stained and sealed by hand. The steel parts are either powder coated or electroplated and shipped flat allowing for a low carbon footprint.
PEKOTA is Industrial Elegance, a style created by designer Marco Pecota. It is a marriage of the industrial aesthetic with the sophisticated elegance of a bygone era.
Based in Toronto, we specialize in designing and manufacturing furniture, lighting, and architectural elements. Pekota aspires to change the way you look at the objects that surround you and we stand by our values to be innovative and passionate. All our pieces are Canadian made. Our store includes our ever-growing retail line of products, as well as a selection of hand picked items for the home from around the world.
Marco Pecota is CEO and Creative Director of PEKOTA, whose firm belief is that we should surround ourselves with art and beauty. Doing this inspires us to share our own creativity, lead better lives, and achieve greater heights. His talent spans multiple disciplines - from film, to publishing, to design. Marco serves as co-publisher of Rue Morgue Magazine, a top-rated horror publication, as well as founder of Veni Vidi Vici Motion Pictures which has produced numerous award-winning films.
We have finished construction of the final prototype, and have plenty of experiences with flat packing removing all risks involving the manufacture and delivery of your chair. All we need now is your help with funding to get the ball rolling.