Designed for RX Made by Strand Design: Upcycled Product Launch on Kickstarter

Designed for RX Made by Strand Design: Upcycled Product Launch on Kickstarter
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Over the past year, RX Made has received such an enthusiastic response to our furniture line that we wanted to explore producing a greater variety of products utilizing reclaimed and locally produced materials. We also wanted to make these products in the same way that we make our furniture; using local sourcing, local design, and local craftspeople. As we started to ponder this idea, we realized we had lots of questions. What should we make? Where would we get parts that we can’t make ourselves? What could these products look like? As we looked out into the design community to help us extend our product possibilities, we reached out to Strand Design, a Chicago based firm that for four years has been designing locally manufactured products. Strand Design was a natural choice to help us launch a product line that could blend creative design with reclaimed materials, as well as help us pilot a model that supports local manufacturers and designers.Strand has designed and fully prototyped three products specifically for RX Made, taking into account our material resources and the production capabilities of our small shop. Every sourcing and production detail has been considered, and with the help of Strand Design, we were able to domestically source all of the components for this project, (everything from hardware and material finishes to clock movements and laser cut steel) with most pieces coming from Chicago and the Great Lakes Region.All we need to get started is the support of you, our backers! We are so excited with the results of this collaboration, and are so excited for everyone to be a part of helping us make this project happen!Contribute now on Kickstarter: