Hi. I'm Matt. I'm the creator and designer of the Tiny Tower. I have an important and personal story to share about why I created it, and our journey to where we are today.
Co-founders: Anhtai Anhtuan (left) and Matt Cramsie (right)
In 2014 I worked hunching over my laptop for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I started to experience tingling and numbness down my right arm and I knew that my poor posture was not helping - usually the discomfort and pain would increase through the day. After seeing a doctor and a neurosurgeon I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in my neck, potentially a very serious issue.
We monitored it carefully, and luckily for me the disc repaired itself over the next 6 months or so. Nevertheless I knew I needed to raise my laptop screen to a height that made it comfortable to look at when working for an extended period of time. Finding nothing suitable I decided to create the laptop stand I wanted to have on my desk. I wanted to make sure it was portable and compact enough to take with me, and that it looked good on my desk. The idea was simple.. or so it seemed!
Many prototypes, cups of coffee and late nights later the Tiny Tower was born.
On October 24 2016 we finished our 60 day Kickstarter campaign, raising $156,076 with 1,416 backers. With the support of our wonderful (super, amazing) backers we have since gone on to raise over $250,000 through crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Who is The Big Tiny Co?
The Big Tiny Co was founded in 2015 by Matt Cramsie and Anhtai Anhtuan. We are passionate about beautiful design, flexible working and better health and wellbeing. We want to help you work in a way that enables technology to better fit your lifestyle – and not the other way around!
The Big Tiny Co is located in beautiful Sydney, Australia.
- Australian International Design Award (now known as the Good Design Awards)
- Australian Design Mark (now known as the Good Design Selection)
- British FX International Interior Design Award