Formbox / Starter Kit

  • Tom Robinson

An educational set of of domestic objects that can be vacuum formed & cast from, while teaching you the fundamental lessons in vacuum forming. The Formbox Starter Kit consists of a Phone Stand, an Egg Cup & a 3D hologram creator. I was approached by Mayku to design a range of vacuum form-able objects, that would be sold as part of their desktop vacuum forming machine, the Formbox. Each object is designed as a visual cue to teach key features of vacuum forming - ‘Suction’, ‘ Draft Angles’ and ‘Webbing’ - to young children, or experienced makers. The Formbox & Starter Kit have now sold over 4,000 units worldwide, and are being used by NASA, Nike and Nestle. I was able to design and develop the starter kit from conception to mass-production.