any people and companies directly and indirectly participated in the Kayu project, whom we would like to thank in this way as well..
for the unfailing support and constructive criticism, which sometimes almost killed me, but always pushed development much further. And also thanks for the patience with which she endured my endless staring into space as I thought about the technical details.
DAD, MOM, BRO
for support and practical help in developing pens and other things related to them, even though they were not convinced that it will all work.
from VACL.eu, with whom we started cooperating around 2017 and became an indispensable design and production unit of our team, which willingly solves even the most difficult ideas.
FRIENDS THAT DID BELIEVE,
who liked it all and who often said they would buy Kayu when it was ready. Also thanks to them, who also believed that the idea is not completely out of place and it is worth devoting more to it than just an ordinary hobby.
FRIENDS THAT DID NOT BELIEVE,
thanks to which I gritted my teeth even in seemingly unsolvable situations and continued to work. After all, after so many visionary speeches, I could not tell them that they were right, and I gave it up.
Special thanks to:
to a friend, co-author of the Brno Astronomical Clock and the founder of PUXdesign
, who spent several really long evenings with me discussing the pen and its parts and who introduced me to working in design software.
a professional photographer who takes photos of Kayu from the first moments of this project, whenever he has time, without wanting any fees from me. And so he got at least a lot of pens.
PAVEL MICHLÍK & HONZA ADÁMEK
Pavlík for the fact that he broke up our first website without claiming a fee, because according to him "he has a affection for beginning entrepreneurs". And Honzík for proactive help with e-marketing tools.
MAREK SATTLER & BENJAMIN HIRT
My classmate from the high school, Marek, helped me to overcome the language barrier and feverishly translated my first e-mails into German for Benjamin from Schmidt, with whom we finally agreed on a shipment of parts and now we communicate directly with each other.
Another classmate from the high school, who took care of great translations of printed materials into English.
For irreplaceable help in prototyping the pen and individual parts. Especially to Aleš Juránek for agreeing that I was able to realize my ideas on the company's premises, Jiří Vyvlečka, who patiently printed my ever-changing models on a 3D printer, and last but not least to Martin Květkovsky and Jirka Svoboda, who tought me a lot about vacuum casting.
MIKE A LINDA
from the American website Indy Pen Dance, who in the summer of 2013 sent me the first fountain pen nibs despite the fact that they did not officially sell anything to the Czech Republic. And to that was added a beautiful handwritten message urging me to persevere. How they only knew it all?
JAN KRATOCHVÍL & JIŘÍ JANOTA
from the companies PZK Brno and Unimagnet, who at the beginning met my very non-standard requirements in the production of custom magnets.
from Paulín company, who recommended a suitable product for the final surface treatment of wooden parts on the pens.
To the master goldsmith, who, in addition to making our engagement and wedding rings, selflessly advised me with technical details and the surface treatment of some parts. And also for the beautiful engravings he creates on the pens at the request of clients.
from Building plast. Although I don't use their products at the moment, I can honestly say that she was probably the most willing person I've ever dealt with, even though she knew I would make almost no profit to the company..
for the fact that he is perhaps the only one in the country with a huge selection of various pipes and rods of all possible sizes and quickly sends them throughout the Czech Republic.
Thanks again to everyone, those on this list and beyond. I couldn't do it without you.