About this project
OSTRICH PILLOW GO is a stylish travel pillow that adapts to your neck and provides top quality comfort and unparalleled headrest.
OSTRICH PILLOW GO is the ultimate stylish travel pillow for people on the Go!
Designed to provide maximum comfort and support for all neck sizes, with minimum product weight and volume. It definitely is the perfect travel companion.
With OSTRICH PILLOW GO we want to make sure that not a single person is excluded because of his or her neck proportions.
To use OSTRICH PILLOW GO, simply place it around your neck and fix it without fuss thanks to its hidden magnetic buttons.
Its three different positions guarantee a perfect fit and adaptation to your neck whatever its size. Then you're set to go and enjoy comfy dreams.
The secret behind OSTRICH PILLOW GO's unique comfort lies inside. The viscoelastic core of the pillow is made out of high-sensitivity memory foam. The foam core has a protective cotton fabric layer around it. The outermost layer is a removable and washable sleeve made out of skin-friendly stretchable fabric.
Our team has worked hard to find a universal shape that would provide optimal headrest for different neck types.
OSTRICH PILLOW GO's carefully chosen materials are able to reduce dramatic in volume, which is extremely convenient for travelling.
We've spent months testing hundreds of foam samples until we got to the nap-perfect consistency that guarantees dream-level comfort and compact transport for hardcore travellers.
OSTRICH PILLOW GO is the latest in the OSTRICH PILLOW saga of napping classics.
We are Studio Banana Things, the design studio behind the idea. We first launched the OSTRICH PILLOW ORIGINAL in Kickstarter in 2012 and the campaign was a total success that went viral on global media. Since then we've created the commute-friendly LIGHT and the discreet MINI versions, also to great public and Kickstarter acclaim.
Earlier this year we thought that the next member of the OSTRICH PILLOW family should focus on providing perfect neck support and be super compact for diehard travellers. Our design team has spent the last few months studying the anatomy of the neck, analysing emerging travel habits, researching materials and patterns, visiting manufacturers and restlessly improving the design until we got to a really satisfactory point.
We're super excited to bring OSTRICH PILLOW GO to you and can't wait to press the button GO at the factory thanks to your support.
Designing OSTRICH PILLOW GO we have leveraged on all our knowledge on napping pillows accumulated over the years. We have done our homework and in parallel to working on the design of the product we have identified the different suppliers and manufacturers that are in a capacity to produce the product from the get-go (no pun intended).
A particular aspect about memory foam is that it needs to be injected in a mould for manufacturing. The great news is that we have already made that initial investment and we have the mould ready at the factory.
The supply of the special lining fabric is another critical aspect and we are happy to inform you that we have the material ready to be ordered. If our campaign goes well we'll be proposing as stretch goals different fabric patterns so get ready to make your choice!
The final key aspect is packaging. The design is very advanced and we're finalising the manufacturing details. You'll surely get news from us about this aspect during the campaign.
Many in the Kickstarter community may already know about us, Studio Banana Things. We are a passionate group of designers who love to imagine new worlds and develop fun and functional solutions for people on the go.
We are best known for the OSTRICH PILLOW family, which has turned heads internationally for the last 3 years. We are also recognised for other award-winning designs which have been exhibited in places such as the Museum of Modern Art New York.
Kickstarter, with its smart and active community of backers, is the perfect platform for us to explore our latest ideas. We are keen to listen and learn from you during this campaign and need you every step of the way.
Risks and challenges
Perfection and outstanding levels of customer service are at the core of our values and we like being frank with our fans and supporters.
OSTRICH PILLOW GO is a new product and like with all Kickstarter campaigns you will be the first to receive it and be mega wowed, we are sure of this!!! When you see OSTRICH PILLOW GO in retail, you must show off to your friends you made the manufacturing possible.
Moving from prototype to production brings challenges at times. We have minimised the possibility of ugly bumps on the road by advancing a great deal in the manufacturing preparation. We have a ready-to-use mould and a ready-to-start manufacturing partner, with all fabric suppliers lined up. This guarantees we can stick to our planned timeline.
During our previous Kickstarter launch's we encountered some hurdles and aim to avoid these 100%. Some of these issues were relating to logistics matters, we have addressed all of these aspects (we don't like repeating the same issues). Due to some of these hurdles we have regrettably had to reduce the number of countries we can ship to in order to avoid compromising delivery lead times.
Of course some international customs, certification, logistic delays, and Force Majeure may occasionally show their ugly head. However, rest assured we will be working full throttle to avoid any issues on our end.
Only available to certain countries please refer to our FAQ's for full list.
Backers will be responsible for applicable tariffs and customs fees.
If your country is not listed as one of our shipping destinations please drop us a line on Kickstarter@studiobanana.com we will add you to our communications when we go to retail and you will be the first to know.
Please support us in avoiding delivery delays by providing us your full daytime delivery address together with your telephone number for our courier as soon as you receive our survey at the end of our project, keeping in mind cut off point for all shipment is within 3 months of survey. Regrettably we will not be able to fulfil deliveries post this period. Estimated shipment April 2017.
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