Steel Kleenex Case for a More Chic and Less Cluttered Look

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Creating a New and More Sophisticated Lifestyle With a Single Interior Item

Corino

2022.9.7

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Creating a New and More Sophisticated Lifestyle With a Single Interior Item

Corino

2022.9.7

With this, your room can transform tomorrow!

Taking everyone’s lifestyle into thought with small interior design

Have you ever thought about wanting to make your home, office, or other places where you spend a lot of time in a more comfortable, cozy space? Actually, the impression of a room can change 180 degrees by just adding even a small item. That is the power of interior design.


One of the things that tends to give a room a cluttered and messy feel is when you can see your everyday household items. However it can also sometimes be a bit inconvenience putting them away because you might forget where you stored them. There is a culture in Japan that resolves the idea of everyday items + covering. And that is a "kleenex case (cover)".

Store bought kleenex boxes are often patterned and do not blend well with the surrounding design of the room. Using a cover of some kind to cover it up and make it “invisible” is a ground-breaking idea, but the products we create at OFFICE OTAKA is more than that.

We created and developed an original kleenex case, one that is made of steel instead of the usual cloth or plastic and has a sophisticated design, that you cannot get anywhere else! A kleenex case that has a distinctive design and functional beauty that has landed on Kickstarter!

Good interior design is universal. So how about upgrading your everyday living space with a piece of polished steel interior?







The case is made of steel making it magnetic so you can easily use magnets and other metal objects with it.


In 2019 at the A’ Design Award & Competition in Italy we won the bronze award for furniture design.

It was also selected as OMOTENASHI SELECTION 2019 here in Japan.

The OMOTENASHI Selection is an award where foreign experts that live in Japan discover and judge products that they feel are full of charm and would like to spread abroad.

Its original shape is patented - OWNER OF THE UTILITY MODEL RIGHT No.3215044

The surface contains three types of steel silver, black, and white, and has a matte finish. There are two rods (feet) that controls the movement of the kleenex that have a silver-white polish with a rhodium-plated finish.


Its beauty goes much further than just its looks, its detailed functionality was created for ease of use.


1. Great Stability, Balancing Lightness and Weight

You have the concern of pulling out too many kleenex if the case is too light, so keeping the weight evenly distributed and balanced to an extent is important. So as a result in searching for that balance, we made the upper part weigh 250g/8.8oz of steel and rods (feet) combined, with the base steel being a bit heavier weighing 300g/10.5oz.

2. -UPDATE- Designed to Pull a Piece of Kleenex Out Smoothly

We have updated the design in order to pull kleenex easier



Our initial model originally when pulling out a piece of kleenex, it would sometimes tear due to friction with the slot (tray). So in the update, we attached magnets around the slot in 4 different places on the back of the upper tray. The metal fittings create a gap between the tissue slot (tray) and the paper, so thanks to that gap it reduces friction allowing the kleenex to be easily pulled out and not tear.


3. Easy to Replace

Place the kleenex between the two trays and pull it out from the top tray. It simple structure allows it to be used easily with all sizes of kleenex.

There is a risk that the rod (foot) will not reach the opening or that the upper steel will not be stable and will slip off if you put too much kleenex together inside. So to preserve its design, we recommend putting approximately 150-160 sheets of kleenex with a thickness of about 4.5cm/1.7” inside at a time.

On Your Work Desk

It is made of steel which allows you to use the kleenex case for posting notes or other objects with magnets making it a great and useful item for your desk.

So if you have special reading glasses or blue light blocking glasses that have a magnet, you can easily attach it to the kleenex case on your desk for easy access.

By using the TPH (Tissue Paper Holder) as a place to set glasses, it allows your workspace to stay neat and clutter free.

For Living Spaces That Need Kleenex

Like bedrooms, restrooms, etc.

For Rooms That Have a Set Color Scheme

Example: Matte white/white interior decor

Example: Black/monotone interior decor



There are three colors available, silver, black, and white. We developed the colors on something that would look well alongside your computer. It has a beautifully simple shape that is finished with a matte coating.


Size: 235 x 140 x 85 mm/9 x 5.5 x 3 inches

Weight: Approx. 620g/22oz

Material: Main body - Steel
                     Rod - Brass (plated)

Country of Origin: Made in Japan


Please note that when using there is a chance the kleenex may tear easily during the first time and towards the end of the stock.

  • Once it is scratched it can be difficult to get out due to the property of the steel material so we ask that you please be careful not to drop the case.
  • The magnet fittings that are attached to the back of the upper steel part are small, so please keep a close eye around children.

Commitment to the beauty of steel, taking the challenge to product design.

It is an item that is made in Japan, with an inverted U-shaped arch made by craftsmen bending the sheet one at a time. We chose to have it made by skilled craftsmen in oppose to having it mass produced by a press.

We have such a fixation in focusing on the work of craftsmen since we ourselves also started as such at the beginning of our brand.

Our brand corino 2.9-1.0 started with leather goods. In working together with a wallet craftsman, we were able to create a product design by developing uses other than small leather goods such as wallets, becoming the protoype of the TPH (Tissue Paper Holder).

In searching for a design that suits the lifestyles of many, we came to the steel and silver design that we have now. The background of our brand started with working alongside craftsmen, and are now working together with a factory that bends metal by hand.

We got in contact with a manufacturer of machinery parts who has been processing sheet metal since 1987 in Ishikawa prefecture for assistance. While still being small scale, they have a history and ability to work on improving production efficiency by getting orders from various machinery companies to improve technology and development. They are a manufacturer that can meet all sorts of demands.

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With the need for funds to produce new products, the rise in gas prices, and with everything else that is going on around the world, we had to change our previous prices due to the sudden price jump of raw materials.



NORIKO OOTAKA

We design small leather goods and interior products. corino2.9-1.0 is a brand that links up with other manufacturers and craftsmen in various places to "design and manufacture brand-new, universal items that fits with everyone's lives". The name corino comes from reading my name, Noriko, backwards by syllable. I put the idea of designing a universal item that would remain relevant even if personal taste and hobbies changed.

For this project, we have designed a kleenex holder that we were fixed on its functional beauty without ruining the ambiance of the room. Using the original shape design (that received utility model rights), we revealed the TPH (Tissue Paper Holder) to the 2018 JAPAN LEATHER AWARD. The finished steel product received awards and ratings in each award division.

The way a room is designed and composed depends on the taste of the person. So in the future, we aim to develop TPH that suits a variety of spaces using different materials.


Project Launches September 7th

Project Ends October 24th

Returns Prepared January-March 2023

Returns Shipped April 2023

Returns Arrive to Backers August 2023

This Project is promoted by Japankuru Funding, Bringing Japanese Products to the West!

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We design small leather goods and interior products. corino2.9-1.0 is a brand that links up with other manufacturers and craftsmen in various places to "design and manufacture brand-new, universal items that fits with everyone's lives". The name corino comes from reading my name, Noriko, backwards by syllable. I put the idea of designing a universal item that would remain relevant even if personal taste and hobbies changed.

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Pledge ¥11,440 or more $85| EB Steel Kleenex Case - Matte White

Change the way you incorporate kleenex into your living or workspace. This kleenex case has won awards and was recognized for its modern structure that won't take away from surrounding decoration or color concept in interior design. Get this early bird special for 20% off!!

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Matte White Steel Kleenex Case

Pledge ¥12,870 or more $96| KS Steel Kleenex Case - Matte White

Change the way you incorporate kleenex into your living or workspace. This kleenex case has won awards and was recognized for its modern structure that won't take away from surrounding decoration or color concept in interior design. Get this Kickstarter special in the color matte white for 10% off!!

INCLUDES:
Matte White Steel Kleenex Case

Pledge ¥12,870 or more $96|KS Steel Kleenex Case - Matte Silver

Change the way you incorporate kleenex into your living or workspace. This kleenex case has won awards and was recognized for its modern structure that won't take away from surrounding decoration or color concept in interior design. Get this Kickstarter special in the color matte silver for 10% off!!

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Matte Silver Steel Kleenex Case

Pledge ¥12,870 or more $96| KS Steel Kleenex Case - Matte Black

Change the way you incorporate kleenex into your living or workspace. This kleenex case has won awards and was recognized for its modern structure that won't take away from surrounding decoration or color concept in interior design. Get this Kickstarter special in the color matte black for 10% off!!

INCLUDES:
Matte Black Steel Kleenex Case

Pledge ¥24,310 or more $182 | KS 2 Steel Kleenex Cases

Change the way you incorporate kleenex into your living or workspace. This kleenex case has won awards and was recognized for its modern structure that won't take away from surrounding decoration or color concept in interior design. This return gets you 2 Steel Kleenex Cases for 15%!
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