It is so good to come across a product where the design combines with great attention to detail and solves the very current modern day 'dilemma' where each member of the household has multiple devices enabling them to consume media simultaneously and on-demand!
This is The Caddy from iSkelter - a creative studio where they "believe that our world is ready for a new type of furniture. One that is made for today, but with the craft and integrity of our past."
Have quick look at the video below - not only is it a great introduction to The Caddy but it also has a cool soundtrack!
iSkelter is a U.S based design company creating solutions to make it easier to live, work and consume media today. They have a really focused product range of home accessories and furniture ranging from mobile laptop stations, to IPOD/IPAD stations and even 'The Worlds' Best Beer Mats" (Coasters with their own display stand)!
Creative solutions for gadgets and beer - this design studio know their target market well I think!
What is really exciting about this, is that people had the opportunity to support this design's production from the start, via the crowd fundraising app' Kickstarter. Kickstarter enables designers, authors, artists and Creatives as a whole, to fund their projects and bring them to reality by setting a fundraising goal, and then giving back to their benefactors in some way usually through a exclusive offer, special edition of the project/product/event.
Since Kickstarter started in 2009, over 6.6 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding over 65,000 creative projects!
Returning to The Caddy - this was featured on Kickstarter for a 12 day fundraising campaign which has literally just finished on Wednesday 23 July with an $8600 goal. This was successfully funded, and as a result, The Caddy can go into production with all benefactors receiving their Caddy over the next few months. The benefit in this instance, is that as a benefactor, you get your Caddy first, and at a lesser price. It's a win win.
The Caddy is designed to fit by your sofa or bed to neatly hold your mobile, tablet, drinks and remote controls. There are numerous slots to hold both smartphones and iPods, including the holes for cables, a soft padded section for a tablet and remote controls as well as two drink holders. The Caddy is crafted from bamboo and steel (you can choose which variation of stain, and steel frame you prefer).
The Caddy is now fully funded, and available for pre-order (once the Kickstarter benefactors have received theirs) and yes, it is available for international shipping, so if you are tempted like we are, then head here to check out the details!