A Little Bit About Q Designs
Q Designs is the culmination of our shared passion for fashion, technology and the world of luxury goods - a shared passion that we originally discovered as college roommates at Babson College. We founded Q Designs in August 2013, and from our company's earliest days, we endeavored to combine the century old techniques used to produce traditional luxury goods with a modern, technology-centric approach. Since then, we put a ton of effort into weaving together the traditional and the modern across everything we do - from the product line itself to its production and distribution.
The QBracelet is the first collection we designed together. The idea came from the fact that our phones kept dying, but every external battery-related product on the market was bulky, conspicuous and techie-looking and there was not a single solution with any sort of fashionable appeal. Enter the QBracelet. We designed our first collection to be simple, intuitive, minimalist and fashionable.
Working out of our apartment in New York, we launched the collection for pre-order in August 2014. The instant buzz around the launch was incredible, and we were honored to be featured in a number of well respected publications. It was so powerful and exciting to see people across the fashion industry supporting our idea and our work.
We were also able to make several product improvements during our manufacturing process, including switching to a beautiful Stainless Steel finish, redesigning the clasp for an elegant spring movement, and overhauling the interior electronics. We shipped pre-orders in June 2016.
That brings us to today! The QBracelet Collection is now available to anyone and everyone who's ever wanted to cure their iPhone battery anxiety and look good at the same time.
- Alessandro Libani and James Kernan, cofounders of Q Designs