In the autumn of 2018, Katarina, my partner in crime, and I started researching and experimenting with different materials, with the goal to learn something new and make useful objects that can be sold. This is a short account of our ongoing journey so far, and our first product, earring mirror stand.
Responsibilities are shared, both of us were out of our comfort zone, and there was a lot of research, design, physical prototyping, branding, drilling, sawing, routing, packing, social media management, and a couple of cuts.
Will thing into existance
Before we made an earring mirror stand we had numerous failed prototypes for different kinds of products. No matter what we tried, there was some obstacle in the way. Concrete mixes were brittle, plywood would crack, edges were too crude, or it was too complex to manufacture.
After we discarded many directions, we focused on earring stand that would be both decorative and functional. We experimented with size, material, color, tilt, hole diameter and bunch of other parameters until, through trial and error, we came to two versions - small and large.