You may remember a few weeks ago that I was on a bit of a mission to find perfect storage for my growing collection of Promarkers. I got some pencil pots from Muji that worked quite well, but weren’t quite deep enough. So, I got my brother-in-law on the case! His company make displays for shops, and they make quite a lot of make-up displays, so he was quite confident he could get something made for me that would be perfect. I wanted something that would sit on my desk, so I wanted it to be the minimum depth so it wouldn’t take up any more room than was necessary. I also wanted it to be clear plastic so that I would be be able to see the colours and easily select the colour I wanted. (Details of how to buy one are at the end of this post).
He not only made it easy for me to see the colours, but he has designed the stand so that the holes for the colours exactly match the Promarker colour charts (which you can download and print from the Promarker website). The stand has holes for the complete set of Promarkers. He’s also left a handy blank space so you can print off a colour chart and stick it on allowing you to look at the colours and quickly grab the exact pen you want. Isn’t it genius?!
Here’s a side view, so you can see just how narrow the unit is. It has pre-drilled holes so you can wall mount it if you prefer, and if you choose to wall mount it, it will sit flush against the wall and the pens will be slightly more horizontal than they look here.
And here’s a view of the back:
The measurements for the rack are: height 40cm, across 38cm and the depth (measured at the bottom, ie. the widest part) is 12cm.
Although the main aim in manufacturing the rack was just so I could have one myself, we’ve decided to place a minimum order with the manufacturer so I can sell some via my blog, at my classes and on ebay. The first batch are being made at the moment, but won’t be ready for two weeks. If there’s enough interest, then we’ll get more made. The cost for the rack is £40, plus postage. I haven’t worked out the postage yet, but I don’t think it will be horrendous as the unit is fairly light when it’s empty. If you’d like to reserve one from the initial order, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as these will be first-come-first-served.