Sailing Ship Kite
The ORIGINAL! Haptic Lab founder Emily Fischer spent 2 years of research and development to realize her beautiful dream of a ship that can soar with the wind through the blue...of the sky. We're thrilled to help her launch it out into the universe. Yes, these kites can fly (and do so best in a strong wind, on a beach or hilltop.) We also think they look spectacular inside suspended from the ceiling.
Each kite is handcrafted by a certified Fair Trade group, in collaboration with Balinese artisans exclusively for Haptic Lab. (There are some pirates out there, so don't fall for their knock-offs. Support Emily's dream and her ethical production practices.) The materials comprise of locally sourced bamboo and nylon. These kites evoke the birth of modern flying, when the Wright Brothers and Alexander Graham Bell used wood-framed kites in their quest for discovery and invention.
Each kite comes with Haptic Lab's signature Baltic birch kite handle, wrapped with braided Dacron flying line and made in New York City.
Emily Fischer and her small team of artisans practice a mandate out of their Brooklyn studio as elegant as these kites and the hand-stitched City Quilts (also on this site): "We seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness."