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Toboggan DesignBy Toboggan Design
First created
Toboggan DesignBy Toboggan Design
First created
CA$ 37,702
pledged of 60 000 CA$ pledged of 60 000 CA$ goal
227
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 9 2015 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Framing and hanging photos is a tedious and stressful task for most people. As industrial designers and avid photographers we aspired to make framing photos just as simple, spontaneous and stylish as posting to your virtual wall. A year ago, we set a bold goal for ourselves:

Develop a system that enables anyone, regardless of their skill level, to frame and hang a photo, without any tools, in less than a minute.

CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT THE GALLERY DESIGNER WEB APP

Click on the link here:

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After a tons of prototypes, tests and refinements, we have re-imagined the traditional photo frame and came up with an innovative design to simplify the framing process and allow everyone, including children, to achieve perfect results every time.

Meet FLIXI, the most user-friendly photo frame.

*For English closes captions of the video, press the "CC" button in the video control panel.

*Vidéo en français: des sous-titres en français sont accessibles sous la commande "CC" du panneau de contrôle de la vidéo.

No holes, no damage: Unlike conventional picture frames that use nails and hooks, FLIXI attaches to the wall with the WallSnap and a 3M™ double sided tape called “Command™” adhesive. FLIXI can easily be removed and the adhesive leaves no residue and does not damage the wall. Each frame will be supplied with two adhesive strips. 

Exactly where you want it: The WallSnap is our patent pending wall anchoring system. The WallSnap has springy feet that prevent the adhesive from sticking to the wall until it’s in the right spot and level.

No measurement: Placing a single picture is difficult enough using traditional frames, so imagine perfectly leveling and aligning a series of them to form a gallery of frames. It often goes beyond the limit of our patience. With FLIXI’s WallSnap anchor and built-in level, there’s no guesswork and the frame is always perfectly straight!

Flexible and shatterproof window: Easy to insert and remove, it’s not fragile like the thin glass of conventional frames and is completely safe for children.

Stability: FLIXI is solidly held onto the wall and will stay exactly in position without tilting or shifting, even if you have an army of kids running around your house.

Tabletop frame: FLIXI also works as a tabletop frame with its retractable stand. Flip it open and place your frame in portrait or landscape orientation. 

Colors: FLIXI frames come in 8 colors. The shatterproof window has a color border on the face side and a white border on the back side. You can mix and match frame and border colors to yours hearts content and thus create the perfect look for your photos. 

Creative possibilities: The clever geometry at the back of the Flixi enables two frames to attach to each other in back to back fashion. With additional accessories, this feature can transform FLIXI frames into a mobile, a hinged frame or a double-sided standing frame. With different colors and sizes, this opens the door to loads of creative possibilities. 

The accessories are not part of the current reward packages. We have established a stretch goal to help pay for the moulds and minimum order quantities of accessories.

How to frame and hang a photo, without any tools, in less than a minute with FLIXI.

1 - Peel off the backing from the adhesive strip.
2 - Hold FLIXI lightly against the wall, move it around to find the right spot. Use the built-in-level to make it perfectly straight. 
3 - When everything is perfect, press firmly in the middle of the frame to compress the springy feet and stick the adhesive to the wall. The WallSnap is now firmly attached to the wall.
4 - Unsnap the frame from the WallSnap. Insert your photo with the window from the front of the frame. Snap FLIXI back onto the WallSnap and…voilà! 

Build a gallery of frames in a snap.

FLIXI is so easy to install it is now possible to create a gallery of frames effortlessly in just a few minutes. We created a web application that helps you preview your future wall. Upload your pictures and build your own gallery wall.

CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT THE GALLERY DESIGNER WEB APP

FLIXI snaps and unsnaps so quickly, you can easily reorganize your gallery wall as often as you like.

Each FLIXI includes: 

FLIXI is designed for the most popular picture sizes: 

FLIXI is available in 8 colors:

FLIXI is made of: durable ABS resine (yes, the same high-quality durable plastic used to make LEGO™ bricks). 

FLIXI window: is a transparent polycarbonate plastic window with scratch resistant coating replacing the fragile glass of traditional frames. It is light weight, flexible and virtually unbreakable, making it completely safe for children.

FLIXI IS A MODULAR SYSTEM 

  • Change from portrait to landscape without removing the WallSnap from the wall
  • Display it on a table
  • With accessories, connect two FLIXI frames back to back to create a double-sided standing frame, a hinge frame or a mobile.

 All these transformations are done quickly and easily without any tool. 

Over the past 18 months, we have invested substantial amounts of time, and resources in the creation of FLIXI. Now we are ready for production. We have great local suppliers lined up and ready to go. Your precious support will help us pay for moulds and minimum order quantities. 

Our campaign goal for the three sizes of FLIXI frames is $60,000 CAD. As the campaign progresses we hope you will help us reach our FLIXI accessories stretch goal of $80,000, that will enable us to offer additional rewards. 

Thank you for helping us bring FLIXI to life.

We are fully committed to local manufacturing. FLIXI is 100% made in Canada, from mould fabrication, to plastic injection, and packaging, just like our other product, the Capsul Case. We work with local suppliers and strive to carefully consider every option to reduce our carbon footprint.

Help us support and grow local manufacturing through our design!

Toboggan's founders, Laurent and Kurt, were inseparable teammates years ago studying industrial design at the University of Montreal. On their different paths through the professional design world, from museum design to computer user interface design to product design, they stayed in contact swapping ideas and design perspectives. With experience, the complementary nature of their varied design backgrounds became apparent, and by early 1999, Toboggan Design was founded. 

Over the past 16 years, they have been designing playful and mindful interactive experiences and objects, such as the award-winning Xenith football helmet and Capsul Case (www.capsulcase.com), for many the best minimalist wallet in the world. Kurt and Laurent believe that good design should be straight forward, useful, beautiful, and long-lasting.

Olivier Coutu-Paquin, Véronique Sauvé, Laurent Carrier, Yili Zhu, Kurt Hibchen, Catherine Moreau, Edward Lépine.
Olivier Coutu-Paquin, Véronique Sauvé, Laurent Carrier, Yili Zhu, Kurt Hibchen, Catherine Moreau, Edward Lépine.

A project like FLIXI is only possible by the contribution of many precious team members and close collaborators.

Alain Gadbois, Andrew McQueen, Anne-Marie Viens, Bernard Hotte, Catherine Moreau, Christyne Plante, Edward Lépine, Éloïse Carrier, Étienne Arsenault, Guillaume Brossé, Isabelle Delage, Isabelle Demers, Isabelle Stachtchenko, Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin, Léon, Joanne Codère, Joëlle Desjardins-Paquette, Les Handclaps, Lukas Hibchen, Marcel Bastien, Marion Shepherd, Olivier Coutu-Paquin, Olivier Gossot, Patrick Kowalczyk, Richard Sauvé, Romy Hibchen, Scott Piro, Steve Houde, Thierry Bourgault D'Amico, Véronique Sauvé, Yili Zhu —Thank you!

FLIXI video shooting crew (from left to right) — Director Joëlle Desjardins-Paquette, Direct of photography: Olivier Gossot, FLIXI demonstration: Véronique Sauvé, Assistant DOP: Isabelle Stachtchenko
FLIXI video shooting crew (from left to right) — Director Joëlle Desjardins-Paquette, Direct of photography: Olivier Gossot, FLIXI demonstration: Véronique Sauvé, Assistant DOP: Isabelle Stachtchenko

The music on FLIXI video is a courtesy of Les Handclaps a great Montreal band and good friends of Toboggan.  

Je Pense Encore À Toi 

Performed by Les Handclaps. Written by Lorraine Muller (SOCAN) Hugo Clermont (SOCAN) Daniel Saucier (SOCAN)

Published by Third Side Music Inc. Courtesy of Les Handclaps

Les Handclaps (from left to right) —  Hugo Clermont, Lorraine Muller, Daniel Saucier
Les Handclaps (from left to right) — Hugo Clermont, Lorraine Muller, Daniel Saucier

Stay connected:

https://www.facebook.com/flixidesign 

https://twitter.com/flixidesign

https://instagram.com/flixidesign/

https://www.pinterest.com/flixidesign/

Risks and challenges

We are industrial designers with over 25 years of experience in product design. Our team has extensive experience in manufacturing and delivering finished products, notably plastic injected parts. A good example of this is another product of ours, Capsul Case. www.capsulcase.com. We take pride in working with highly skilled local suppliers. As a bonus, it makes it possible for us to monitor the production on site at a moment’s notice.

Over the past 18 months, we have worked on perfecting the design of FLIXI. Despite our careful planning efforts, our design expertise and the multiple rounds of prototyping we have completed, from our experience we know that unexpected challenges may occur along the way. We will always be transparent with you about any issues and will work diligently to resolve the problems promptly.

Risks in manufacturing:
Although we’ve carefully selected local suppliers that have outstanding track records of producing high quality plastic products, ramping up and streamlining a production is not a walk in the park. Compromise on quality is never an option for us. Production delays may occur, but if they do, it will certainly be for the good of the project.

Risks due to excess demand:
Lead time for producing the high precision plastic injection moulds, that will in turn produce the high quality FLIXI parts, is considerable. Therefore, we will ramp up the production of the tooling and place an initial order based on our forecast before the end of our Kickstarter campaign. Should the Kickstarter campaign demand exceed our forecast, there may be delays in shipment for the additional quantities.

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