From Idea to creation
Jasmine Choi the international expert
The market didn’t offer a solution that would meet the expectations! The Manufaktur KALB took on this challenge and created together with the artist a unique and precious case, which fits perfectly for the beloved flute!
To reach the perfection of the actual case a serious investment and a number of trails and prototypes were needed. Many of the components like for the closing mechanism had to be developed and crafted at the Manufaktur KALB. The result is craftmanship of its own league.
Craftmanship and the spirit of innovation
Elmar Kalb stands for both values like no other. His passion is not to meet expectations but to exceed them. At the beginning there was only a rough idea but after a countless number of hours later a unique and outstanding case was created, which reflects the enthusiasm of Jasmin Choi.
Elmar Kalb will apply the same passion when he creates together with you the perfect case for your instrument.
537 grams only (1,18 lb)
Measures 400mmx120mmx44mm (15,75x4,72x,173 in)
Smart combination of materials
Every component is individually designed and looked after with most care to reduce weight and to ensure a maximum of stability. Over the years Elmar Kalb has built-up a unique know-how whereas even the smallest parts are own developments and individual for each case.
Individual design, technically unique
Custom solutions, highest quality, sustainability, reliability and friendship are the values of the Manufaktur KALB. Jamine Choi and many more international well known individuals are enthusiastic friends and customers.
You can also get your own and unique case for your beloved instrument from Elmar Kalb. We are looking forward to hear from you.
Jasmine Choi was using a standard case for her flute, which was bulky and rather heavy. On top of this it was not a proper protection for her beloved instrument since it was not individually crafted so the flute could move inside. Travelling is a daily routine for Jasmine and therefore she had this dream of the perfect case, which would be smaller, lighter and fit perfectly for her instrument. This would allow her to travel more freely without extra bag since it would even fit into her hand bag when she goes to a concert.
After a 12 month developing phase Elmar Kalb presented a solution to made this dream come true. Countless working hours, a lot of experience and extraordinary craftmanship were needed to fulfil this lifelong dream.
The perfect case for her flute was created:
- Perfect size – individually crafted for the flute
Not a single mm larger than necessary (4 cm – 1,57 in — shorter than the standard case)
- Light weighted – the smart combination of materials and the extensive knowledge resulted in a 537 g (1,18 lb) light case (vs. 850 g (1,87 lb) for a standard case)
- Perfect protection – no moving – no shaking any more.
Inside the case every detail is individually adapted to the instrument so that it fits perfectly and flute is well protected from moving.
- Emotional design – the design is subtle yet elegant and it truly different to any other case. The haptic experience is surprising since one would not expect the lightness of this solid and handcrafted case.