TréPad is a stand for iPads and other tablets designed by Ashley Hicks in England and made in China.
Ashley describes TréPad's origins...
"I read the paper on my iPad with breakfast and wanted a stand for it. All the ones I found needed endless fiddling to set up. Worse, they were ugly: poor imitations of Apple design. I couldn't spoil something as beautiful as my iPad with them. They also looked terrible when empty: strange, mechanical fragments, out of place in a home. An iPad needs a hand to hold it, or something like one: a perch where its own weight holds it in place, at just the right angle for desk, coffee table and kitchen counter. I sculpted this muscular, organic form out of clay. Its natural terracotta colour offsets the iPad’s silver slickness and suits worn leather, antique wood and clean, modern surfaces alike. Empty, it looks fine, though it can also hold pictures and cards (or other tablets, up to 12mm thick.) Now made in lightweight, solid ABS plastic, it’s sturdy, robust… and perfect for breakfast."
TréPad is produced and sold by Ashley's company, David Hicks 1970 Ltd, registered in the UK no 4022814. The company's main business is interior design, combined with licensing programmes of classic David Hicks designs. TréPad is the company's first venture into mass-production.
The name was meant to suggest an exotic sort of tripod, something très chic... TréPad!
To find out more about Ashley Hicks, visit his website, www.ashleyhicks.com