Miestand is a universal smartphone stand that makes watching videos comfortable again, everywhere.
Miestand is made from a single, solid piece of aluminium. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair and developed by Rawstudio in the UK, it is lightweight, incredibly strong and looks beautiful. The essence of elegant simplicity.
‘Less is more.’
(basically, we designed it to be better than any other stand out there).
It’s about the size of a pack of cards and weighs under 30g. Small enough so you can take it anywhere, solid enough so you can use it everywhere.
We’ve prototyped loads of sizes and shape variations to get to what we think is the perfect size for universal function and convenience.
Miestands cost £25. You can buy online here , or email us if you are interested in reselling them. We can even produce anodised colours to order.
This was our first Kickstarter campaign. It was successful and now we are in production. Here’s our campaign video
More about Miestand for fellow design geeks…
We’re hugely inspired by the work of the old masters of design and how they have managed to create timeless classics. A mental exercise we use in the studio is to think how someone else would approach a design for a product and what would it end up looking like. It really helps when part of the job is to design commission pieces for specific individuals.
Would Le Corbusier have an iPhone or a Nokia if he was around? What kind of car would Walter Gropius be driving? Questions like this lead us to musing , “What would Ludwig Mies put his phone on at the office in Dessau?”. That’s what we thought when we decided to design our own stand…
Obviously, there were no little screen-y things back then so in honour of the old chap we started sketching up something that would look at home in the Barcelona Pavilion. After making many a prototype in bent metal, cast metal, cast plastic, laser-cut acrylic we worked out the most bauhaus production method would be to extrude the shape. Just 3 processes from molten metal to finished product : extrude, coat, cut.
Simple, elegant, efficient.
‘Ja. Uber kuhl.’