DodeCal is a wooden polyhedra calendar, designed with mathematical precision, hand-finished in high quality timber felled from sustainable sources.
A tactile, three dimensional object that combines functionality and contemporary design, DodeCal makes a welcome addition to any home or workplace.
Beautifully made, nicely weighted and a joy to hold in the hand; DodeCal is a product made for those who value the fusion of craft, technology and design.
Feel free to interact with the calendar on the right and give it a spin for yourself.
What started out as a quick idea scribbled in a notebook, after many prototypes, samples and trials, resulted in a partnership between 3 people all with very individual skill sets.
DodeCal is designed in London and manufactured deep in the hills of the Lake District, with timber sourced from from sustainably managed forests from across the world.
Our production process celebrates the union of modern design, traditional woodworking and digital technology.
Revealing the dodecahedron shape from a single block of material was one of the biggest challenges facing the team.
After much hard work, determination and the help of one team member’s Degree in Mathematics, we worked out how to masterfully slice the shape into reality.
Once roughly cut, the calendars get machine-sanded then individually hand-sanded with fine grade papers, before under going two coats of Osmo oil to create a smooth and sealed finish.
The dodecahedron is then mapped into the computer software, where each side is laser engraved, rotating the calendar 12 times by hand in-between each month.
The first DodeCals, made from a French sycamore, launched in October 2016 and sold out 7 days later. Due to popular demand we were able to produce another run of calendars, which sold out again in record time.
In our first year we shipped over 200 DodeCals to 22 different countries; it goes without saying we were blown away by the positive response and wonderful comments from happy customers, retailers and press.
We have since crafted DodeCals from Cherry and Oak and Beech woods, all of which is responsibly sourced by our timber suppliers who support sustainable forest management programmes.
Like a lot of people 2020 hit us hard and we were busy with other work that we didn’t have much capacity to dedicate to the 2021 calendars. However, after many emails and messages from die-hard Dode-fans (we love you guys!) we’ve decided to create super-limited run of calendars which will be available via a pre-order.
Running a pre-order in this way will give us the exact number of DodeCals to make, ensuring that we don’t waste any raw materials which is something we’re extremely conscious of.
As ever, each calendar will be hand-finished by our small team of master craftsman in the Lake District, UK and will be made from wood felled from sustainably managed forests.
Place your order below and we will be in touch every step of the way, sharing our progress in making the 2021 DodeCals. As soon as they are ready we’ll get them shipped straight out to you!
Made from wood felled from sustainably managed forests.
Designed and manufactured in the UK.
Dimensions: 125mm x 90mm x 90mm
Thanks for all your support and emails of encouragement to make this happen, it means a lot!
For more information, high resolution images or enquiries about stocking DodeCal please get in touch:
+44 (0) 207 739 7234
38–50 Pritchards Road
London E2 9AP
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