Living in a small dwelling can having its advantages, however, one of the drawbacks is always lack of closet space. Untitled Rail not only solves that issue, but also offers ease of portability for those who change locations frequently. Made from 2mm thick carbon steel, Untitled Rail still has a nice appearance because of its powder coating paint finish. It also comes in two sizes: the smaller measuring H150 x D32 x W40cm (59×12.5×15.7in), while larger is H150 x D32 x W82cm (59×12.5x32in). The larger one is recommended for use as the main hanging rail. Both items lean against the wall, and hopefully stay upright better than it appears that they would. When it comes time to wash those clothes, backers might want to consider DryAway vertical hanging rack for drying them. In the meantime, The Untitled Rail campaign seeks to raise £3,500 by November 3. For £99, early bird backers get a rail in their choice of a black or blue, and may choose either the smaller or larger options. Please keep in mind that this product will ship in four parts to minimize shipping costs.
The Premise. Everyone has to do laundry, but the process of washing and drying clothes is incredibly expensive and can be damaging to items of clothes. To preserve their items, many families are turning to air drying – it’s more economical and doesn’t cause shrinkage. But there isn’t really a sturdy, compact device that provides adequate clothes-drying space.
The Product. DryAway seeks to replace “traditional” laundry hanging racks with something more slender. The company has developed a permanent fixtures that can be tucked away into the space next to the machines or in a closet. Essentially, DryAway consists of tall, bamboo frames with adjustable hanging rods. The frames are mounted onto tracks, which then can be pushed backwards. No unsightly mess and the clothes go out of the way while drying. It’s a similar design to those ultra-thin “pantries” that can be built in next to the refrigerator.
The Pitch. The premise-heavy video spends a lot of time talking about all of the other options that are available and not painting them in a great light, obviously. The campaign page shows DryAway in all of its multiple configuration glory embedded into a wall or available in a standalone closet scenario. Inventor Jim Lutz reads that the product, which now has its own Web site, took four years to develop.
The Perks. To get a DrayAway of one’s own, prepare to slide over $445 for the system. Obviously a set like this is going to cost, but that seems a little excessive, especially when it seems someone with basic handyman skills could replicate the system for less than that. As might be expected of a custom-installed product, the proposition isn’t about a box showing up at your doorstep. If you live within 100 miles of Milwaukee (and why wouldn’t you?), the project team will install DryAway at your home if you send them the measurements of the space that it will fill. Otherwise, they recommend use of a contractor.
The Potential. DryAway offers discreet high capacity although most consumers probably don’t hang dry all of their clothes and wouldn’t need something this extensive. It does make good use of dead space in laundry rooms and seems to be an environmentally superior option. But it seems anyone who might be able to invest in this probably isn’t worried about the cost of drying their clothes. There seems to be a big middle ground between the flimsy drying stands mocked in the DryAway video and hundreds of dollars for something that’s a custom installation.