The Ripple – The World’s Only Detachable Bowl and Plate

Project launched 14 April, 2013 From Billings, MT
Funding ended 24 May, 2013 Financial goal $20,000

AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT

Kevin Scharfe  is an artist, designer and teacher born and raised in Montana. Kevin has a spark for creative design that inspires the people around him and a passion to bring those ideas to life.

Karl Schwarz is an engineering minded designer, entrepreneur and teacher born and raised in Alaska and now lives in Montana. He has been a professional graphic designer for 10 years, taught Web Design and Engineering for 9 years.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Ripple is a bowl and plate combination made of high quality, BPA free, microwave and dishwasher safe plastic. The bowl is offset and raised slightly allowing for connection and disconnection while holding the bowl’s handle.

This product is designed for people who lead busy lives.  It can be used, for instance, at a footbal party, while watching TV, feeding kids, on the go at a picnic and many more!

ABOUT THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

The crowdfunding campaign was succesful - $29,154 were pledged of $20,000 goal due to the efforts of 439 backers.

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

The authors have tested over a dozen ripple prototypes to guarantee that every part works the way it should. The only component that is subject to change is the connection. There might be some small modifications when we go to production.

The 20,000 goal will pay for a portion of the tooling costs, funding beyond the goal will go to the rest of the mold, testing and manufacturing the first order of Ripples. The authors feel confident in their  manufacturesrs’ ability to deliver the product they envision.