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The Tictoc Cube: A Colourful Quickstarter Project By Tictoc Studio
The Tictoc Cube is a dual coloured plexiglas and wood lamp, handcrafted in Italy by Tictoc Studio.
Tictoc was born in Rome in 2012 as a collaborative project, producing paper toys for kids. It was a creative breath of fresh air in the little spare time left by my full time job as a Creative Producer in broadcasting.
In 2015, I moved to Sardinia to work as a freelancer, and began developing Tictoc into something bigger.
I was inspired by volcanoes after years spent holidaying in Ginostra, on the island of Stromboli, and created Tictoc's primary motif - multi-material, abstract volcanoes.
Their explosions - the 'Booms' - are metaphorical. A byproduct of the stressful and hectic city life, working in a fast-paced environment like TV, compulsive shopping, and the lack of quality 'me time'.
My volcanic obsession transitioned to digital as I began redesigning my original paper collages in Photoshop. The new illustrations are then transferred onto fabric, for limited edition collections of screen printed T-shirts and tote bags, and onto brightly coloured laser cut plexiglass for large scale, one-off art installations.
How are they made?
Tictoc lamps are all one of a kind and handcrafted with love from pine wood and plexiglass in the quiet of my small house on the west coast of Sardinia, in front of an extinct volcano: Monte Furru.
The wood is properly treated with sandpaper, one coat of primer, plaster, two coats of water acrylic colour, and one coat of finish. I then secure the plexiglass 'shade' onto the wooden stand with a superglue for plexiglass.
The Tictoc CUBE
I crated a new lamp, the Tictoc Cube, exclusively for this Quickstarter campaign. Small, light, easy to build and to ship, it’s the ideal reward for this crowdfunding adventure.
It’s available in three designs: natural pine wood, grey and blackboard paint (so you can draw on it!).
The plexiglass is dual coloured, so you can turn it one way or the other depending on what kind of atmosphere you want to create. (I’m a big fan of good lighting - I know how important it is, and how much it can affect your mood!).
The Cube's height is 10cm
*We suggest using LED lamps to save the plexiglass colors and duration*
For those who want invest more, the Tictoc Volcano is available in three sizes - small bedside lamps, table lamps and floor lamps.
Select the size of the Lamp and we'll take care of the rest!
Some examples of the other Tictoc lamps...
Tictoc Volcano SMALL - Bedside Lamp - h: ~50cm
Tictoc Volcano MEDIUM - Table Lamp - h: ~80cm
Tictoc Volcano BIG - Floor Lamp - h: ~130cm
Tictoc BOOM Diary
Tictoc BOOM Magnet
This Quickstarter campaign will allow me to share my designs with others as well as raise some funds for my next crafting and international fairs.
I decided to propose Volcano Lamps on Kickstarter when I discovered by chance the QuickStarter MANIFESTO:
Quickstarter is fun.
Quickstarter is DIY.
Quickstarter won’t take over your life.
Quickstarter is not a job.
Quickstarter is no big deal.
Quickstarter is about thinking small.
Want to launch a Quickstarter too? Feel free to do so! Here are the guideline:
1. The development process—from sketching an idea to launching it on Kickstart-er—should take no more than three months.
2. Keep the campaign under 20 days. 3. The funding goal should be below $1,000 (or thereabouts in your local cur-rency). 4. The main reward should be under $50. 5. The video should be shot over one day with whatever camera you have (smartphone highly recommended). 6. Don’t do any PR and media outreach (unless you get contacted). 7. Don’t run any paid ads on social media. 8. No stretch goals. 9. Include “Quickstarter” in your campaign name.
I’m Amauta. I lived between Tuscany, Rome and London.
4 years ago I moved to Sardinia.
I’ve a Honour’s Degree in Modern History (Rome - La Sapienza Univeristy)
I’ve been working in TV for 17 years as Creative Producer/Editor mainly in the Corporate world for companies such as Walt Disney TV International,(Disney Club, Art Attack); Fox (National Geographic Channel); Turner Broadcasting (Car-toon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito). It was fun. It’s fun.
I’ve been Freelancing for 4 years and I’m full time Creative Director/Designer/Carpenter with Tictoc Studio.
August – Design CUBE Lamp September – Kickstarter Campaign October – Production November – Shipment
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Tictoc Studio has collaborated many years with artisans and suplliers working on projects from concept to completion and delivering at every stage with precision and commitment.
They are familiar with our projects and work to the highest standards to craft a high quality product with the best available materials, guaranteeing efficient but realistic delivery timeframes.
When it comes to new products, the unexpected is always around the corner. We do our utmost to prevent any issues with production, but will deal with any unforeseen setbacks with complete honesty and transparency.
We are willing to keep you constantly updated on the status of your order: you can contact us directly anytime.