Our swiss friend and Designer Berend Frenzel has developed the Yohann. Functionality, elegance, comfort and versatility are what Swiss architect Berend Frenzel had in mind when he began conceptualizing and designing a revolutionary stand that could elegantly improve the versatility of his iPad as he multitasked at home or in his office. The majority of stands he found focused on durability or stability rather than simplicity and functionality.
As a result, these cases and stands literally shroud the striking, minimalist design of the industry-leading iPad.
Frenzel’s dissatisfaction with the available alternatives prompted him to create Yohann, a scientifically calculated and weighted stand capable of displaying the iPad at six different angles (three landscape and three portrait). The Yohann will also safely hold the iPad on a variety of surfaces – from desk or countertop to bed, couch, lawn or even one’s lap – while improving comfort and usability for numerous purposes in a multitude of environments.
Discover the functionality and versatility of the Yohann at www.yohann.com Congrats Berend!
“I found it uncomfortable to try to use the iPad while cooking or elsewhere in the house, especially for long periods,” said Frenzel. “But the Yohann stand was thoughtfully designed to offer positioning options that accommodate whatever you are doing anywhere in the house or office.”
Some iPad owners avoid purchasing cases or stands because of many of the bulky or awkward products on the market conceal the beauty and minimalistic design of the iPad itself. Frenzel and business partner David Bussa hoped to fill a need for versatility and comfort with the Yohann without devaluing the understated elegance and aesthetic beauty of the iPad.
“It was the same for me. Almost every stand I found was part of a case that you had to apply to the device, which made this beautifully designed tablet appear bulky and complicated,” said Bussa. “The Yohann provides a sturdy and versatile stand that is totally functional while not detracting from the aesthetic value of the iPad.”
The Yohann video clearly illustrates the simple elegance and functionality of the Yohann iPad stand. Be among the first to obtain the latest in design elegance through the kickstarter campaign that runs August 27 – September 26, 2014.
YOHANN is precisely milled out of a massive piece of wood. Every single surface is manually sanded in several steps and finally treated with natural oil to bring out the beautiful textures and to give YOHANN its smooth and pleasant feel. Due to the curved shape the annual growth rings turn up in a very special and beautiful drawing on the top face of YOHANN. Each piece of wood is a different cut of the trunk, which makes these drawings vary in many different ways. Each YOHANN is different, individual and unique.
WALNUT is a strong and decorative domestic wood with an intense dark color. However the outer growth rings can appear in a significant lighter color, which gives each piece a strong and beautiful character.
YOHANN iPad Stand works for either Apple iPad 2/3/4 or for iPad Air due to their different format, weight and thickness. It does not work for any other tablet.