VLO design / Luminary Design Workshop
VLO design / Luminary Design Workshop
Through the objects that surround us in our day-to-day life, design touches and influences us. When the beauty of an object, the quality of its materials and the care that was put into its creation combine with ethics that are close to our hearts, design inspires and brings upon lasting joy. That is my work at VLO design: imagining and creating inspiring luminaries that brighten up our lives.
WHAT IS VLO DESIGN?
Based in Berlin, VLO design is an independent luminary design and production workshop started by myself, Clémence Grieco, a designer from Montreal, Canada. VLO design offers unique and limited edition eco-responsible products. The luminaries shine through sober lines and a close attention to detail during production.
Me in my studio in Müncheberg, about 50km from Berlin in the countryside.
Using my training as a sculptor, I created a first line of high-quality handmade lamps; the Orphelines 1/1 collection presents one-of-a-kind luminaries. Old and unique parts, carefully chosen and showcased in a contemporary light, guide each lamp’s design. The materials I use to build my lamps are durable, local and fairly sourced. These luminaries were received with enthusiasm.
Some lamps of the collection Orpheline 1/1.
Made by hand in Berlin, VLO design’s eco-responsible luminaries are a good alternative to big brands and allow you to act positively on your environment.
In the last 2 years, more than 250 VLO design pieces from the Orpheline 1/1 collection were sold throughout Europe, Asia and North America, mostly through VLO design online shop and my workshop/showroom in Kreuzberg, in the heart of Berlin.
VLO design workshop/showroom in Kreuzberg, in the heart of Berlin.
My little business became known through word of mouth and my participation in local design fairs. However, there is more and more demand for these lamps in more than one copy. It is now time for VLO design to offer its clients a new line of luminaries in order to fully meet their needs.
VLO design at DMY International Design Festival in Berlin, 2016.
My boyfriend Petja and me at the design fair Holy Shit Shopping in Berlin, 2015
Allocation of funds
MY GOAL WITH THE KissKissBankBank CAMPAIGN :
Thanks to your support, VLO design will offer the brand new Panthère collection, its first line of original limited edition lamps made in series of 50 copies of each model and offered in five colors.
The first mold prototype for the collection Panthère.
Working in my workshop in Müncheberg.
All parts have been drawn in the VLO design workshop and will be made in Germany using durable materials. Inspired by the Bauhaus and American visual arts movements of the 1960’s, the Panthère collection dons pure lines and highlights the materials. The lamps will be mainly made of hand-moulded and finished polymer plaster, allowing each piece to preserve its unique character. Each lamp will be numbered and marked with the embossed VLO design logo. In addition to meeting an existing demand, these products will increase the efficiency and profitability of my production.
Yay! First prototypes of the new collection Panthère made of polymer plaster.
Research and experiments with different color pigments.
With this campaign, I hope to:
· Meet my customers’ demands for series of identical or similar lamps (for commercial customers, amongst others).
· Develop my independence as far as materials go, no longer needing to rely solely on what is available on the antiques market, which also lowers production costs.
· Broaden my creative possibilities by designing every part of the lamp.
· Increase the efficiency of the lamp production, the visual documentation necessary for marketing and the promotion of products.
Starting a business is quite an adventure, one that requires lots of confidence, perseverance and passion. I feel ready to face it head-on, but I definitely need more resources. This is why I call upon you.
OBJECTIF KissKissBankBank : 5200,00 €
Development and first production of the new Panthère collection:
65% → €3380.00
· Development: Creation of two moulds from existing prototypes
· First production of the new Panthère collection
Purchase of basic supplies inventory:
17 % → €884.00
· Purchase of basic electrical supplies (like cables, sockets, nuts, etc.)
10% → €520.00
· Wet sander
8% → €416.00
WHAT IF YOUR CONTRIBUTION EXCEEDS MY FIRST GOAL OF 5200,00€ ?
A THOUSAND TIMES THANK YOU!! It’s amazing! Your contributions and your support are very much appreciated and motivating. Thank you for believing in this project and allowing me to see it through!
· The first additional €500.00 will be used for the research and the creation of a third model of the Panthère collection and the creation of its mold.
· And if it keeps going... I will be able to cover the participation fees for the grand and prestigious London Design Fair, in 2018 in London!
A huge THANK YOU! Greetings from Berlin & Müncheberg!
* ABOUT THE COUNTERPARTS :
→ Choice of colors available for magnets, glass coaster, pot coasters and lamps from the collection Panthère ø23cm and ø40cm: Black, turquoise, grey, red or yellow.
→ Choice of colors available for the wall lamps : Black, white, red or green
→ Dimensions of the lithographs: 21 x 26cm
** Counterparts shipping fees are offered for Canada and all countries in the European Union.
See you soon!
Clémence & VLO design
A special thank you to my mother, who helps me since ever writing and reviewing my texts in French! A big thank you to my good friend Léonie Soleil Demers Dion that translates my texts from French to English for years so generously. Thank you to Eileen Seifert for the translation from English to German of texts this text for my Crowdfunding! Thank you to Clara St-Pierre and Crystelle Bédard being there at the right time to take some pictures of me at work and allowing me to put them in the presentation of my project. Finally a big thank you to KissKiss BankBank team for their support, their patience and precious advice!
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