We began with the flute stand in January 2015. It seemed like the logical place to start. During development we were ironing out other kinks like removable tops, protective bottoms, and finishing styles. The felt inlay that protects the flute was a big improvement. This is our current model.
In February we graduated to the clarinet stand. It is a unique design that jumps out from the crowd. It came to us on the first prototype, and we fell for it quickly. Sometimes you just know, right?
The hardest new stand was for the trumpet. It took us the whole month of March to develop the style we wanted. We started with a traditional design, but after several prototypes we just weren't satisfied. We then developed our more or less current design, but it was still missing something. On a whim we tried a larger protective center, which immediately stuck. Unique, stylish, and functional.
Last week we made our first piccolo stand prototype. There are several styles of piccolo, each with its own inside bore diameter. We chose to start with a silver plated piccolo, mainly because it has a large bore diameter. We will test things out, and soon post this for sale to our website (www.naturestands.com) and our Etsy site (https://www.etsy.com/shop/naturestands).
We are currently testing out a soprano sax stand, and have a few oboe stands in the production process. Stay tuned for more pictures. Feel free to drop us a line if you have another variation of flute, clarinet, or trumpet that you would like to see us make a prototype stand for (firstname.lastname@example.org).