More than USD90’000 for Yohann

23.09.2014 12:29

Yohann is an iPad stand with understated elegance and improved versatility. The kick-off production is financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Backers have already committed USD92’000 – more than twice the amount the start-up behind Yohann was looking for at the beginning. The campaign with an extended goal of USD100’000 is running until Thursday.

Functionality, elegance, comfort and versatility are what architect Berend Frenzel from Basel had in mind when he began conceptualizing and designing a revolutionary stand that could elegantly improve the versatility of his iPad as he multitasked at home or in his office. The majority of stands he found focused on durability or stability rather than simplicity and functionality. As a result, these cases and stands literally shroud the striking, minimalist design of the industryleading iPad.

Frenzel’s dissatisfaction with the available alternatives prompted him to create Yohann, a scientifically calculated and weighted stand capable of displaying the iPad at six different angles (three landscape and three portrait). The Yohann will also safely hold the iPad on a variety of surfaces – from desk or countertop to bed, couch, lawn or even one’s lap – while improving comfort and usability for numerous purposes in a multitude of environments.

Through a Kickstarter-project of Frenzel’s start-up sillber from 27th of August to the 25th of September potential supporters can make the financing of the kick-off production of YOHANN feasible with their pledges, while benefitting from reduced prices, limited editions and free worldwide shipping. The campaign was quite successful. Two days before the deadline backers committed more than USD92’000. Sillber is another example for a Swiss start-up with a successful international crowdfunding campaign.

From October onwards YOHANN will be available online.

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