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LIMINAL – Minimal Adaptable Lighting Unit

Editor's Rating
4.7?
Discovered on 2016-12-06

Drawing its inspiration from a single line, LIMINAL is a Minimal Adaptable Lighting Unit that can be used in various forms and structures. By using its kinetic joints and adjustable lighting modules, this lighting unit can transform itself into various formations and designs based on your usage scenario. The foldable body can be easily packed and does not take up too much of space when not in use. So whether it’s about using it as a wall unit lamp or a desk lamp, you can use LIMINAL in any which way you wish to. LIMINAL is made out of solid, high-caliber aluminum blocks that are CNC-milled, powder coated and refined through traditional craftsmanship. It includes custom designed, patent-pending, 270-degree rotatable stainless steel joints, IP20 certification as well as durable cable connections. Diffuse, high-grade LED lights are placed on two surfaces, with multiple switch outputs. But what brings the flexibility is the 270-degree rotatable joint pieces. Together they make LIMINAL truly one of a kind. A lighting unit you can use in every frame of your life. Get one on Kickstarter now at an early bird price of $150 only.

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Overview & Specs
Dimensions :
800 mm tall x 40 mm wide x 15 mm thick
Weight :
0.56 kg
Materials :
High-caliber aluminium body structure, stainless steel joints
Color :
Matte textured anthracite (dark grey)
Light Temperature :
2700K
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ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Kim Lim
Due to the recently developed shipping law, we cannot ship electronic devices directly to the UK. Therefore, we have been shipping these units as part of our personal/professional travels. Thus far, we have delivered most of the UK backers' products in this way. We plan to send the last remaining products via our friend who is going to London next month. Best,
The LIMINAL Team
Kim Lim
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, can you please advise and update on my lamp? Thanks & Regards,
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Maryam Ali, Hi! We will take an action for a pickup request and send you an email for it. Best,
The LIMINAL Team
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
Dear Backers, We are proud to share that we have delivered 82% of all LIMINALs. The only remaining bit is some backers in UK and Australia along with few multi-unit backers. More on that on a separate thread. It is so amazing to hear from you, both privately and in public, that you liked our product and that you joyfully use it every day. When we started this journey 2.5 years ago, we didn't imagine that our sketch would materialize and exist across 31 countries around the globe. Thanks for supporting us. Based on your valuable feedback, we are developing the roadmap for product improvement. Kickstarter certainly provided a great launchpad for us, and we do understand that the journey is about continuous improvement. Regarding shipping, we'd like to sincerely apologize to our backers in UK and Australia. Due to the recently developed shipping law, we cannot ship electronics directly. Therefore, we need to ship these units as part of our personal/professional travels, which does slow down the process - we are estimating that the remaining units may take up to 6 months to be delivered. If you are one of these backers, you can always contact us to suggest an alternate address in Europe and we'll ship right away. Again, thanks a lot for your support, and if you do find yourself in Istanbul, do make sure to visit us at ATOLYE so that we can meet in person (www.atolye.io). All the best LIMINAL Team
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Stephanie Fillon, Hi! We will send your products tomorrow. Best, The LIMINAL Team
Maryam Ali
Review from Kickstarter
I received mine just a few days ago, and unfortunately it has some issues. Where is a contact email I can email to and inquire on what the next steps are? the smaller (top) portion of the light will not turn on - there seems to be a snapped/twisted wire that can be seen so I am assuming that is the issue? Also, it does not fold into itself perfectly, it has a good .5-1 inch sticking out unable for it to shut close.
Stephanie Filion
Review from Kickstarter
Hi! Can you update us on our delivery? Winter is coming in Canada, we need some lights! The Hopper team, Thanks!
Shemina gheewalla
Review from Kickstarter
Hello any update on delivery? I have yet to receive a tracking number. Thank you.
Pascal Lamarre
Review from Kickstarter
Got my lamp today in Canada. Blown away by the look, clean lines and light. Wow. Great job!
jason heaver-balls
Review from Kickstarter
Any update on my order in the UK? Many thanks Jason
Rachel Szadziewska
Review from Kickstarter
Could you check dispatch info for my lamp please..... appreciate the issue but am getting a bit concerned about the delay.
Leyla Pekin
Review from Kickstarter
Any news on our product? when do you think I would receive it? Best,
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Philip Handschin
Hi! We apologize for the delay. Due to customs procedures, we have to send the shipments in batches. Your product will be shipped within the next week at the latest. Thank you for your understanding. Best,
The LIMINAL Team
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Saya, Hi! We initiated a transaction for a new pickup request and sent you an email for it. Best,
The LIMINAL Team
Philip Handschin
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, I still haven’t received my lamps yet. Its been two weeks since you said you’d ship them. May I ask for an update on shipping status please. I’ve also written to the private email but no response. Many thanks, Philip
Saya
Review from Kickstarter
Hi I'm still waiting for a reply about exchanging the faulty product with a new one that works. It would be nice to actually have a reply and the current status of the process.
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Patrick Fahy - We regret to say that logistics companies distribute Ireland shipments through the UK. For this reason, we are looking for alternative solutions.
Best,
The LIMINAL Team
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Pascal Lamarre - Hi! We are planning to deliver the products of Canadian and US backers within the next 2 weeks.
Pascal Lamarre
Review from Kickstarter
When can we expect our Limimal in CANADA? 2nd attempt...
Patrick Fahy
Review from Kickstarter
I was told Liminal could not be delivered to me as I was in the UK and it was forbidden. I replied as I am living in the Republic of Ireland which is not in the UK but have yet to receive a reply, has there been any movement on this?
Pascal Lamarre
Review from Kickstarter
When can we expect our Limimal in CANADA?
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
Dear Backers, Many thanks for your feedback. We have been investigating the extra tax issue since last week and reached the conclusion that an unforeseen tax was determined and applied irrespective of the EU custom thresholds (as far as we know, 3 EU countries applied tax so far) but by the sole discretion of local customs authorities. Our apologies for the inconvenience. If you are one of the people that had to pay extra taxes, please contact us directly. Kind regards,
Bernard Borgschulte
Review from Kickstarter
Backer 196.
Any plan when I receive my liminal?
Saya
Review from Kickstarter
Got mine today (Japan), but how do I turn on the two sections on at the same time? When I flick the switch to one side it turns on the shorter side, when I flick to the another side, it turns on the longer side, but I cannot turn both on at the same time.
Peter F
Review from Kickstarter
Got my liminal yesterday (in germany). Overall, I’m quite happy with it. It works, looks and feels great. The (complimentary) stabilizing block has a slightly imperfect finish, but that’s fine for an unannounced add on. I’ve been doubtful about this campaign, but in the end it delivered with just 3 months delay, which is well above KS average timelines. Well done. As for customs: Yes, I was also charged 33.75 € import tax (=19%), but that’s certainly not to blame on the creators.
Julien Dumortier
Review from Kickstarter
Hello everyone, DHL asked me to pay customs fees, what have I to do? is it normal to pay this in extra of the +20$ delivery fees (175$ for liminal + 20$ for delivery and now + 31.61$ for duty fees ?
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
Hi everyone, We have started the shipment of LIMINALs in batches. Please check your inbox regularly to find out your tracking number. Thank you for your interest and understanding. Very best, The LIMINAL Team
Patrick Fahy
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Liminal Team, I have received no communication from you as regards product being shipped, is there an update or timeframe which you are now working to?
Regards,
Patrick
Philip Handschin
Review from Kickstarter
Have the parcels been sent? Didn't receive any notification yet. Best
Philip
Philip Handschin
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you very much for the update!
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Philip Handschin @Julien Dumortier - Hi, we have now come to the end of the production process. We are trying to address several questions around quality control, as well as legal procedures for international shipment. We will have sent out all parcels by the end of September. Very Best, The LIMINAL Team
Julien Dumortier
Review from Kickstarter
same as Philip, any update?
Philip Handschin
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, any update on delivery schedule?
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
Hi everyone, We have good news! After an arduous production preparation effort, LIMINAL is currently in manufacturing phase.* Over the past few months, we have been occupied with refining shop drawings, doing minor design tweaks, selecting the fabricator, finalizing patent processes, designing the LIMINAL box, establishing the production line and sorting out delivery systems. We are very pleased to have found an amazing metal fabricator, located only 15 kilometers from our design studio in Istanbul, with deep expertise in old-fashioned craftsmanship techniques and the operation of an advanced 7-axis CNC. Here, you can see our teaser video, taking you through the journey from raw aluminium to finished product. Hopefully the video will get you excited about receiving your very own, locally crafted LIMINAL! https://vimeo.com/228832091 Thank you for your continued support throughout. Very Best, The LIMINAL Team * We also provided a brief update via the comments section late July, but are now also sharing an official update for those who may have missed it.
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
To Our Dear Backers, The past two months was about establishing the production line for LIMINAL and finalizing the delivery process. At the end of June, we signed a contract with a local engineering studio, a detail-oriented accomplished producer whose past scope of work promised a great potential for producing a fine quality product. We are expecting the production phase to be completed by the end of July. LIMINAL will then enter to its final phase, the packaging process also prosecuted by the same engineering studio. We are planned to begin shipping your LIMINALs from mid-August! We will be posting a video at the end of this week showing the fabrication process. Stay tuned to hear more updates on the following days! Thank you for your continued support!
jason heaver-balls
Review from Kickstarter
Please can you update us on production - even if that means you have problems? Many thanks jason
Serkan Kaptan
Review from Kickstarter
Waiting for updates on production process ("LIMINAL is made out of solid, high-caliber aluminium blocks that are CNC-milled, powder coated and refined through traditional craftsmanship." -Atölye) and expecting delivery soon ("Instead of the estimated delivery in June, we are working to deliver your product(s) in August or September 2017." -Atölye). Thanks.
Torben Schmidt
Review from Kickstarter
@Creator - I agree- it could be nice and interesting to hear some news - thanks.
Julien Dumortier
Review from Kickstarter
is it possible to have an update of the progress ? thx
Philip Handschin
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, is there an updated timeline? Any progress in finding the right manufacturer? I am missing a proactive communication about status and progress. Thanks
Michael Ro
Review from Kickstarter
Is there an option to choose plug type?
Adnan Arif
Review from Kickstarter
In the comment below, you've said that "we pushed the battery development option to the next phase of the project after the delivery to remain focused on the delivery ahead." I would much rather cancel my order and wait for the battery version.
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@Peter F: Hi Peter. Thank you for your feedback, we understand your concern. Over the last few months, we have been immersed in quite an introvert phase, solving many small manufacturing challenges. Soon after the campaign, we realized that the order of magnitude (approx. 200 units) proved to be impossible to deliver at required quality with our prototyping partner. Therefore, we liaised with 5 other manufacturing partner candidates, overseeing their prototyping process, visiting their facilities and refining our technical specifications. Just this week, we have shaken hands with an excellent partner based in the vicinity of our design studio, with a 7-axis CNC machining tool and stellar electrostatic paint and LED lighting suppliers. We will still need a few weeks of prototype refinement with our selected partner (we are at our 7th iteration!), but are confident that the results will be worth it. Specifically, we are looking into installing a magnet for the base part of the lamp to lower its center of gravity while adding versatility. We are also exploring different packaging systems that are aligned with the quality of the product. Meanwhile, we pushed the battery development option to the next phase of the project after the delivery to remain focused on the delivery ahead. We would be glad to respond to any further questions or comments. We also plan to keep you updated with pictures and further explanations in coming months. Thank you for your continued support.
Peter F
Review from Kickstarter
Addendum: you've had 6 months to get production going, and now you just postpone for another 3 months "looking for the right manufacturer?" Scam bells ringing -> reporting.
Peter F
Review from Kickstarter
Quote from the message, sent May 16, 2017:
"
Dear LIMINAL backer, As the team behind LIMINAL, we wanted to give you a brief update on the production process of our lighting unit. Currently, we are still seeking for the right manufacturer for our product. Instead of the estimated delivery in June, we are working to deliver your product(s) in August or September 2017. We really hope this does not cause any convenience, and many thanks once again for your support and patience. If you have any further questions, please feel free to message us through Kickstarter, or to send us an email at cnvs@atolyelabs.com. Very Best,
The LIMINAL Team" So..., the alliance with "local craftsmen" prided upon in the campaign didn't work out, and you're still looking for a manufacturing partner? What happened since you've collected our money? Nothing?
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@jason heaver balls: Hi Jason, we are working on manufacturing the product, in order to deliver it to you as early as possible. Best regards!
jason heaver-balls
Review from Kickstarter
Any update on production, looking forward to receiving the lamp. Best regards jason
ATÖLYE
Review from Kickstarter
@jason.heaver-balls: Hi Jason. Right now, our team is focusing on developing and delivering LIMINAL. After the delivery is completed in mid-2017, we will again concentrate on the R&D process. Many thanks.
jason heaver-balls
Review from Kickstarter
Can we please have an update - are the standard luminaires being held up by the production of the battery mode?. I would like the battery model - but can we have an ETA on the production. Many thanks jason
Alex Baker-Lubin
Review from Kickstarter
I sent a message about requesting a refund and haven't heard back yet. I'm wondering if my message was received. Thanks