In the Making: Designed & Made in London?! Is this an ambition worth pursuing?

“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You say ‘I’m gonna lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid,’ and you do that every single day, and soon you have a wall.”

Design for the first round of samples
Quick visualization of the personalised engraving.
The inspiration behind the bottle opener design, with black oxide finish, with a machined and polished business end.
The top of the ‘p’ and the edges have been polished to remove the black oxide coating. This gives a nice bit of contrast, but need to be confident the edges don’t rust over time.
The prototype also featured a paracord snake knot loop and product number, which will be numbered according to the limited run.
The gif I used in every email to try and catch the eye of these suppliers :)
J.Hoyle & Son has been casting iron for over 100 years in Hackney. Their first factory was bombed during WW2.
First off prototype from the Hackney Iron Casting Supplier
Quick Render of what the ‘Pattern’ would look like.

Making the Call

Which one would you choose?

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Alex is a product designer and entrepreneur. He is director of Parallel Products that makes well considered, personalised products.

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Alex Peet

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Alex is a product designer and entrepreneur. He is director of Parallel Products that makes well considered, personalised products.

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