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What is it? Plicopá is a new take on the iPad cover-stand combo designed by a pair of London-based Brazilians.
What makes it susty? Believing great design combines form, function and footprint, the pair chose Plicopá’s inks, adhesives and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard to minimise environmental impact. Each product is printed digitally, locally, on demand to reduce production and transport waste.
What makes it sexy? Compared to the Apple-designed ‘Smart Cover’, Plicopá offers better protection as a case and a wider range of positions as a stand. It also allows for greater customisation, offering a few dozen illustrations created by its international community of ‘friend-designers’. And it costs less, to boot!
My verdict: It was a shaky start. Despite my engineering degree, I was incapable of interpreting the instructions on how to fold my Plicopá into a stand. The online video, however, shows it’s really quite simple. And frankly, I just can’t help but be totally charmed by this plucky, entrepreneurial casal and their vision, determination and commitment to great design.
*Order by 3 Feb 2014 for guaranteed deliver before Valentine’s Day.