‘Ridiculously simple’ thought from Chicago Ideas Week moves on to Kickstarter

November 11, 2014 - photo frame

A pattern support that grew out of a Chicago Ideas Week eventuality launched Tuesday on Kickstarter, partial of a internal pattern group’s efforts to boost production here.

Reveal is an aluminum support directed during people who wish to imitation digital photos, and it facilities perforations where users can insert or mislay printed images quickly.

Skol Manufacturing, a fourth-generation metal-fabrication emporium on Chicago’s Northwest Side, will make a product if a Kickstarter debate succeeds.

DesignHouse Kickstarter for Reveal print frame

Reveal’s developers find $20,000. By around 10 a.m. Tuesday, a debate had lifted about $3,000 from about 30 backers.

People mostly speak about wanting to assistance internal manufacturing, pronounced Pam Daniels, initial partner during DesignHouse, a pattern frame’s developer. DesignHouse aims put those difference into action.

“We wish to get people to stop articulate and start working,” Daniels said.

Ray Skol, boss of Skol Manufacturing, pronounced he appreciates a business and a pay-up-front indication of Kickstarter.

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“We infrequently have difficulty removing payments,” he said. “Getting paid forward of time, that’s a large and for us.”

Daniels pronounced DesignHouse in Jun conducted a “design jam” in that members initial schooled about Skol Manufacturing’s capabilities. They afterwards brainstormed ideas for things a association could make.

Organizers conducted a second brainstorming eventuality during Ideas Week and wanted to uncover how fast a plan can go from thought to reality. “We focused on something that was ridiculously simple,” Daniels said.

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The Kickstarter debate offers Reveal in dual sizes — four-by-four inches for $20 and four-by-six inches for $22. Buyers who sequence a “holiday duo” — $40 for both frames — will get them before Christmas, Daniels said. Others will accept them in January.

Daniels pronounced “the name connotes a fact that a picture isn’t trapped behind glass, and isn’t stealing inside your computer.”

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