Los Angeles, California-based product and furniture designer Daniel Okum of OKUM Made (and his 233 supporters!) can finally leap for joy. Six days ago, Okum's Kickstarter project for The Made Collection, his first, was successfully funded (and topping his intended goal, at that).
A beautiful and simple series of everyday objects that "emphasize material and craftsmanship through form," The Made Collection is comprised of four handmade products—Pinocchio Salt & Pepper Shakers, SQ Trivet, Paddle Coathooks, and V Tray & Bowl. Backers can expect to receive OKUM's first batch of goods this May, but non-backers will eagerly have to wait until a second production date is announced.
Pinocchio S&P Shakers-You'd think these salt and pepper shakers were more of a decorative object than actual carriers of salt and spice. Made of American Walnut and Hard White Maple and finished in a water-based polyurethane clear coat.
Topped with durable white Corian.
The removable "nose."
SQ Trivet-A solid, geometric aluminum trivet with an edge bending to raise those steaming hot pots higher and make it less absorbent to heat.
Paddle Coathooks-Ever heard of that one superstition? "Don't put your purse on the floor or you'll stay broke." Okum's wooden coathooks (Hard White Maple shown here) makes it easy to hang all of your various bags and garments in a cinch. It looks even better when just hanging there, too. Comes in a set of 3 with brass screw hardware.
The coathooks in American Maple.
V Tray & Bowl-Spare your desk a mess (what did it ever do to you?) with these two wooden holders. Ideal for writing utensils and office paraphernalia. Available in American Walnut and Hard White Maple and finished in a water-based polyurethane clear coat.
The entire Made Collection in all of its sun-lit glory.