About this project
Polygons folds to whatever size you need depending on the way you pick it up.
Premarked areas on both spoon sizes (tablespoon and teaspoon) let you know where to pick up from to measure the volume required for your recipe.
Practicality and simplicity at its finest.
Back to what makes Polygons awesome...
...and a few more
Both sizes have the unique 4-in-1 design, which makes it easier to find the measurement you need in a pinch (no pun intended).
When you back Polygons, you will receive a set that includes both the teaspoon and tablespoon measurements.
Does your kitchen drawer look like this?
The average tablespoon set comes with 4-8 different sizes tethered to each other with a ring, and if these spoons get untethered, you can kiss finding the one you need goodbye.
With Polygons, you are able to find the size you need in seconds, without searching through all of your drawers. Plus, the spoon lays completely flat until you need to use it.
When designing Polygons, we wanted to focus on making our product not only durable but also better for the environment than traditional measuring spoons.
The hinges of Polygons are made of TPR, which have the property of being able to flex a 100,000 cycles without failure.
(Edit: Many of you have messaged us asking for a 10 year warranty card... The life of such a composite plastic product depends on a variety of factors such as usage patterns, abrasion, temperature, humidity, product abuse, etc, other than just the number of times it’s hinges can flex
The product may not live till 10 years, or it might even probably far surpass it
It would be like determining the lifespan of a person based on how well his/her joints function)
Additionally, with the 4-in-1 design, Polygons eliminates the need for excess plastic and metals that traditional measuring spoons use.
The materials we use to create Polygons ensure all ingredients fall off the spoon with little effort. They ensure that the ingredients you use do not stain or stink up your Polygons measuring spoons.
(The images showing the folded spoon resting in place without being held by a hand, are staged photographs... But we see that people want some facility to be able to hold the shape in place without having to hold it, and we're working on it! - covered in the November 17th update)
A sneak peek of our early prototyping processes
Numerous configurations & geometries were tested using paper during the ideation stage, then manually tested with a variety of materials
3D volumetric determination & construction
We tested several manufacturing methods to see which one would be optimal for a product of this nature
Shown in this video is one of these early methods, with very basic tooling without any fineness
Pictured in the campaign video is a prototype with similar functioning to the production version -
(thickness & features exaggerated for explanation)
The production version has a similar appearance from the top, and the hinges slightly wider at the bottom, for the softer, flexible TPR to have surface area for a robust bonding
This is what gives the product an almost flat, easy-to clean surface both at the top and bottom
We haven’t pictured the nitty-gritties and manufacturing technique of the production version in more excruciating detail to protect our IP, exactly due to instances like these, which we’ve been citing as a concern early on:
Apparently, what you’ve pledge $10+ for, is available for 1/100th the price
Or is it? The particular seller has listed other popular products on Kickstarter as well, stealing the same images
You place a bulk advance order, and then never receive anything (we tried it out with this guy)
Polygons was created in 2014 by Rahul Agarwal. An India native, Agarwal is an inventor, designer and teacher.
He's worked on products ranging from the simplest of stationery to complex, head-up display systems.
A few years ago, as a design student at a renowned Indian university, he was given this advice by a senior – “Do not tackle designs that have reached the final stage of their evolution. For example, a spoon.” From that point on, Agarwal dedicated his efforts to reinventing the wheel when it came to this object, and the idea for Polygons was born. After extensively testing with various shapes and materials, he arrived at an optimal geometry.
Over the past couple years, Polygons has won various design awards and thousands have expressed interest in the invention. For the inventor in Agarwal, there could be no greater satisfaction than to see people using what he had created, so he got to task.
Please help us spread the word :)
The larger the Polygons community, the better it'll help us make the best kitchen gadget ever!
A big BIG shoutout to Tali, for the delicious photographs
And the friends, family, loved ones and kind strangers who've helped us make this happen :)
Risks and challenges
If you like the product, the only risk you're bearing is that of missing out on a true piece of delight by not backing it!
No but seriously, as with any new project, there are always some risks associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics. We are working with an incredible manufacturing partner and feel confident in the work they will produce for our backers. We understand the unique challenges that come with our type of our product and are familiar with how to avoid and mitigate any issues that arise.
The video features a part-machine, part-manually made prototype, so you can be rest assured that what'll reach your doorstep will be a much, much better product.
During the campaign, there might be some feedback from you, the backers, which we'd want to incorporate in the product we ship.
Based on the feasibility and general consensus about these feedbacks, the process of incorporating them might require a little extra time, all in the interest of delivering the most ultimate kitchen gadget ever :D
This is the single biggest request from you guys. And also the trickiest to achieve
Cup volumes are much larger than the spoons, and it’s not as simple as just scaling up the current design to make it bigger… we’ll need to figure out a new architecture for the same
But believe us, now we really want to make one as well :D
Just give us *atleast* a couple weeks to be able to give a definitive answer on that one… We don’t want to promise it without having done our groundwork
Update - It'll likely be out of the immediate scope of this campaign... a little more than 2 weeks remaining for the campaign to end, and the most we'll be able to do is figure out the geometry by that time, but not the manufacturing/engineering/logistics to a level secure enough to promise it to you within that time
Once the grip of the hand is let go of, the spoon falls back flat (as shown in the campaign video). Our whole intent was that the product not take up any space, when not in use or in somebody’s hand
The images depicting the spoon held in place without a hand, are staged photographs
We realise how these can be misunderstood, so we’ve added a text in the page clarifying the same
But we see that people want a solution where they can retain the folded position without needing to hold it, and we'll definitely have a solution for the same, before we ship :)
The width of the tablespoon is 54mm, which agreeably is a tad bit wider than regular spoons, so from some of the narrower jars, the ingredients will need to be poured into the spoon
If we made the spoons narrower, we'd have to make them longer, to geometrically accommodate the measurement volumes
Against the numerous advantages of the flat format, there were bound to be some unavoidable compromises :)
P.S. just for further information, the width of the teaspoon is 31mm
Have been updated!
The updated pledge tiers have "CHEAPER SHIPPING" mentioned beside them :D
You've massively overshot your initial goal... Won't it take a long time to finish manufacturing all the orders?
As you can see in the timeline, the final molds are yet to be made
With the funds, we will be making multi-cavity molds (which means, more of the spoons will be injection molded simultaneously, instead of one-by-one)
We'll be sending a questionnaire after the campaign is over to ask for your address and color choices :)
However, you won't be able to choose for different colors *within* a set
i.e. a blue tablespoon and a red teaspoon
If the question is regarding the campaign itself, then we'd recommend using the 'contact' button at the top of the page
Otherwise, you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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