Remember your first computer? Your first time using a GUI? Your first glimpse of that candy-colored desktop? Your first MP3 player? Your first smartphone? No matter what age you are, one of these things has impacted your life in some way. And to think, they all came from the same beloved company! These devices let us realize our creative potential, connected us to each other to form meaningful relationships and of course... Changed. Our. World. At Throwboy we chose to pay tribute to these 5 iconic and important products that shaped our favorite technology company. Introducing... The Iconic Pillow Collection.
What is the Iconic Pillow Collection?
5 throw pillows inspired by 5 iconic, game-changing products of the technology world. Each pillow takes you through a different era in the computer revolution and celebrates the memories we made during these times. Made of super soft, high quality plush material, these 3D pillows feature fine embroidery, smooth contours and artisan style craftsmanship. This 5 pillow set celebrates the iconic hardware, mold-breaking design and historical significance of 5 beloved products. Help us bring this collection to life and own a piece of tech history in the form of these premium quality, designer plush throw pillows that are waiting to brighten up your home.
Why these 5 designs?
Though there have been many important products that have contributed to a shift in computing and culture, we felt that these 5 were the "home runs" in history. Each design was released under the most prolific co-founder/CEO of our time, and each played an integral role of shaping the company we know today. They pushed the computer and electronics industry forward into new and uncharted places.
Back this project and pick any of the 5 Iconic Pillows: 1977 Pillow, 1984 Pillow, 1998 Pillow, 2001 Pillow and 2007 Pillow. Choose from 1 to all 5! Each is available now at an unbeatable KS special.
High Quality Craftsmanship
- 3D design
- Ultra soft plush material
- Poly fiber filling
- Satin stitch embroidery detail
- Measures approximately 13in x 5in x 13in (33cm x 13cm x 33cm)
- Weighs approximately 1lb
- Silk screen label on back
- Woven label on side
- Premium quality and craftsmanship
- Limited edition
Shipping and Delivery
The Throwboy brand is synonymous with unique, high quality throw pillows made for self expression. Started in 2007 as a one-man pillow factory in Seattle, Washington USA, we became the home decor staple among the internet savvy with our trendy product line and high quality craftsmanship. The idea for Throwboy formed after Roberto Hoyos hand-sewed 7 pillows shaped like computer icons as a gift for his girlfriend. When photos of the pillows went viral online causing Hoyos' website to crash, a business opportunity was born. With a built-in audience, Throwboy took off and went on to define a new kind of throw pillow.
We built upon the original idea and continued to introduce more pillows inspired by digital lifestyle including the original Emoji Pillows®. From there we expanded into multimedia with our Pillow Fighters brand that includes apps, comics, stuffed figures and more. We now collaborate with select top brands for special edition Throwboy pillows and Pillow Fighters, while infusing our signature style into each collection.
Today, Throwboy is available through our exclusive global distribution partners and through our own online store. The sewing and designing traditions Hoyos' learned from his grandmother remain the foundation of the company as shown in our inspiring and carefully crafted products.
Video by: Weak Spot - http://weakspot.productions/
Music by: Joakim Karud
Risks and challenges
Here at Throwboy we're committed to making this project happen. We've identified the three major roadblocks that could keep us from our goal and developed a strategy to overcome these obstacles. They are:
- Reward fulfillment problems: We've already identified a team of Throwboy interns and volunteers to work with us in a dedicated space that will be used only to fulfill rewards in a timely manner.
- Trouble identifying a manufacturer: As stated above, we have been working with a trustworthy manufacture for 5 years that has been abiding by our high quality standards and allowed us to import/export thousands of pieces of inventory, including but not limited to our Emoji Pillows line. For the Iconic Pillow Collection we will continue to work with our manufacturer to deliver this premium product.
- An incomplete design: Throwboy pillows start with an idea that’s fleshed out into a full design. Multiple versions of a design are created until a final is chosen. For the Iconic Pillow Collection, Roberto Hoyos has finished a final design and created finalized pillow samples. In other words, the images of the pillows are not artist renderings. All that’s left is the funding to back this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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