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.
CA-TON is more resistant to humidity than cardboard and other paper products, and is made of resin with a thickness of just 0.7 mm. It is not only lightweight by a special structure (patent pending) but it is also excellent in impact resistance due to falling, collision and so on. It is designed to assemble from the folded state without using a tool, and it can be stored in a flat state when not in use. Since the main body and the lid are in a single whole piece, there is no possibility of losing or forgetting the lid.
機能美・シンプルさ / Function beauty · Simplicity
CA-TON is sticked thoroughly to the design to suit any environment.
We pursue Japan quality until the details (cut out part) of the whole atmosphere as well as course.
It’s pursued “Made in Japan” quality from the whole atmosphere down to the cut-out-part details.
Since the box has a claw on the bottom, CA-TON can be stacked beautifully and stable.
異なるサイズの設置例/example of different sizes
Development process which is not simple
First of all, it took more than 5 times of making failed paper prototypes to confirm the structure.
In addition, we actually make the sample with the resin and check the performance.
The last point of commitment. It is the mechanism of the joint part.
The wedge structure has created a box that can withstand loads.
Finally, we repeated the sample production for more than 10 times, and the proposal book also became enormous.
An application that realizes a simple usage environment
Normally you open the box and check inside as you search for stored items. You may have experienced that you open all the boxes and yet you don’t find one you are looking for. CA-TON comes with a tag and an app that allows you to see the contents in the box with the lid closed, using your smartphone. Write some words or illustrations that tell you what’s in your CA-TON on the tag, you can see the image of the contents you registered in advance as though it were transparent as long as you keep on smartphone.
CA-TON can be assembled from the folded state without using a tool, and can be stored in a flat state when not in use. Since the main body and the lid have a unitary structure, there is no possibility of losing or forgetting the lid.
CA-TON has 4 different sizes. Each size has designed to get stacked beautifully to one another. Above all, with a simple design with a good proportion, we will create a well-organized and comfortable space with CA-TON. we offer you the storage that can be simply and beautifully furnitured, not the storage that you always hide.
CA-TON is a project that designers and manufacturing companies will work together.
All members wait for everyone's contribution.
Risks and challenges
・材料の確保 Securing materials
・製造コスト Manufacturing cost
This has already been resolved.