About this project
Gather is a modular home for your essentials, thoughtfully designed to help you cut through the clutter.
Clutter. You don't want to think about it, but it always creeps in over time, making it impossible to find things when you actually need them.
As a designer, I spend most of the day working at my desk and reach for the same things over and over.
I try to stay organized, but by the end of the day my desk is a complete, cluttered mess because there's no central place to put everything.
I searched for a product to solve this problem, but all I found were ugly, cheaply-made organizers.
What I wanted was a beautifully-designed, minimal organizer. Something to gather all of my essentials into one central place.
So I designed Gather.
Gather adapts to your workspace and workflow to make sure the tools you need are always within reach.
Use it your way
Gather can be configured in hundreds of ways to exactly the way you want to use it.
The grid system allows each of the pieces to be rotated or positioned anywhere along the base.
The magnets embedded in the base allow you to attach additional pieces.
The pieces can be attached to either the side or the back of the base.
You can even combine two full sets to create a much larger organizer.
Stay organized without thinking about it.
Gather cuts the clutter of small desk items, acts as a central home base for your most used items, and keeps everything neatly in place.
The phone holder keeps your phone propped up so you don't have to hunch over your desk.
The phone holder is designed to hold any phone with or without a case.
Gather works great for organizing so many other spaces as well.
Spend more time creating
Gather’s minimal form factor eliminates the time you spend digging through a messy drawer for your essentials.
Your tools are always within reach.
Make your workspace beautiful
Gather is made with beautiful solid wood and polished white thermoplastic.
Durable, high-quality materials with precision craftsmanship mean that this organizer complements any space and will stand the test of the time.
Every Detail Considered
Gather may look simple from the outside, but I’ve put a ton of thought and engineering into every little detail. It's the perfect marriage of form and function. Even the packaging has been carefully designed with little details like a magnetic closure on the box.
2 Color Options
Gather is available in 2 colors: Walnut or Maple. Each base is milled from solid wood and then sanded and polished to a super smooth finish.
Details & Specs
Win the never-ending battle against clutter
Even though I like to stay organized, my desk would always end up cluttered by the end of the day because there was no central place to put everything.
I searched for a product that would help me solve this problem, but all I found were ugly, cheaply-made organizers. What I wanted was a beautifully-designed, minimal organizer that could gather all of my essentials into one central place.
Help me make Gather a reality.
I searched for a well-designed minimalist organizer, but all I found were ugly, cheaply made products that didn’t function the way that I wanted and didn’t match the clean aesthetic of my workspace.
So I decided to design one myself.
For the past 3 years, I’ve worked through dozens of prototypes and sketches to dial in every detail.
I went from chopping up rough foam models with a pocket knife all the way to working with industrial design engineers to produce 3D-models and technical drawings that are ready for mass manufacturing.
Jeff Sheldon is the founder and designer of Ugmonk, a brand focused on creating high quality, well-designed products. What started as a small side project to create and sell simple t-shirts has grown into a full-blown lifestyle brand which Jeff now runs full time.
Ugmonk has shipped tens of thousands of products to over 65 countries around the world and provided over 70,000 meals to children in need through their partnership with Rice Bowls.
Visit Ugmonk.com to learn more.
My desk is kinda famous too :)
Photos of my workspace have been downloaded over 1.5 million times and featured on sites all over the web. You may have even seen them floating around somewhere.
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I've put hundreds of hours into this project and am pumped to finally have it live! But now we need to get it on front of the right people. I'd love your help spreading the word. Thanks!
Thanks to each of you who has supported me and provided feedback on Gather over these past few years. There are too many of you to name, but I appreciate every single one of you that has encouraged me and helped me get to this point.
And a HUGE thanks to Jeremiah Warren for his amazing work producing our Kickstarter video :)
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Risks and challenges
At Ugmonk, design is at the center of everything we do.
I’ve been designing and shipping products for over 8 years, and every year we ship tens of thousands of products to customers all around the world. We’re no strangers to fulfilling orders on time and in line with the highest quality standards.
The prototypes are fully dialed in and ready to go, but there are still many challenges that can pop up during the manufacturing stage. There will be a good amount of work to get the tooling refined for the injection molding process to make sure the fit and finish of the pieces are perfect. I’ve been working with an experienced team of engineers and manufacturing specialists to get Gather ready for mass manufacturing.
We hope to deliver all rewards on schedule, but know there is always room for unexpected things to delay our schedule. We will keep all backers updated throughout the process as has been our commitment at Ugmonk since the beginning of our business.
This project has been a massive undertaking, and I’m so excited to get it into your hands.
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