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2019

+ Steak Knife Launch - June 7, 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of the latest family member: our steak knife. 

It follows the same design language as our chef’s knife and maintains the same key elements:

  • Olive wood handle

  • Full-tang construction 

  • Stainless steel MoVa blade

  • Signature red liner

  • Signature curved heel 

  • Made in Spain

+ Eastern Market Launch - June 2, 2019

“Alexandrine & Cass has the honor of being selected to participate in the historic Eastern Market. Established in 1841, Eastern Market has been a historic hub…”

+ Gleaners Named the 2019 Food Bank of the Year - April 30, 2019

“We are proud to share that Gleaners has been recognized as 2019 Food Bank of the Year, by Feeding America, a national association of more than 200 food banks…”

2018

+ 1,200 Meals for the Holidays - December 25, 2018

“The holidays are truly about giving and Alexandrine & Cass is so proud to have helped make an impact on the Detroit-metro area community. For 2018, we have donated 1,200 meals this holiday season through the Gleaners Community Food Bank! …”

+ Paring Knife Launch - November 12, 2018

  • Olive wood handle

  • Full-tang construction

  • Stainless steel MoVa blade

  • Signature red liner

  • Signature curved heel

  • Optional calfskin leather sheath

  • Made in Spain

+ Special Edition Launch Brochure - October 07, 2018

Over the next few weeks, we will be unveiling five unique “1 of 1” special editions using exotic materials never before seen on any home kitchen knife in the USA:

  • Linen-Wrapped Resin

  • Mouflon Horn

  • Deer Antler

  • Cocobolo Wood

  • European Walnut wood

+ Gleaners 14th Annual Iron Chef Culinary & Mixology Competition - August 09, 2018

“We’re so honored to have donated one of our first prototype knives to the Gleaners’s 14th annual Iron Chef Culinary and Mixology Competition, held on August, 9th 2018. Our knife went on their silent auction and raised $110 for Gleaners, in which 100% of proceeds will benefit their awesome cause…”

+ The University of Chicago Magazine - July 01, 2018

“Howdy, Class of 2015. We have news and life updates from Harrison Yu, AB’15. This year has been exciting so far for Harrison. He launched a new company, Alexandrine & Cass, raising more than $13,000 on Kickstarter. As Harrison describes it, Alexandrine & Cass is a home product design firm that aims to make everyday products more beautiful, sourcing them from traditional European craftsman…” 

+ Final Result - April 09, 2018

  • Achieved and exceeded our goal by 33%!

+ Mid-Campaign Update  - March 26, 2018

  • Now the second most popular knife Kickstarter campaign in the world

  • Besides Detroit, Chicago, NYC, and San Diego are the core hubs of our clients

  • We remain as one of the most popular Product Design campaign in Detroit

+ Success - March 20, 2018

  • Reached our 103% of our $10K goal within the 1.5 weeks

  • Most popular Product Design campaign in Detroit.

+ Week 1 Update - March 19, 2018

  • Reached our 95% of our $10K goal within the first week

  • Most popular Product Design campaign in Detroit.

+ University of San Diego School of Business - March 13, 2018

“USD School of Business 1st Year Student Describes How His Current MBA Experience is Helping Him Kick-start His Own Business…”

+ Launch Weekend Results - March 12, 2018

  • Reached our 62% of our $10K goal within the first weekend

  • Most popular Kickstarter in Detroit, MI

  • Top 50 most popular Product Design campaign in the United States

  • Top 75 most popular Product Design campaign in the World

+ Day 1 Results - March 11, 2018 

  • Over 50% of our $10K goal

  • Top 50 most popular Product Design campaign in the United States

  • Newest Product Design campaign in the world

  • Most popular Kickstarter in Detroit

Q1 2018 Launch Announcement - UChicago Press Release - March 9, 2018

“Co-founded by UChicago undergrad and UCIB/Trott Business Program alumnus, Harrison Yu (‘AB 15), Alexandrine & Cass is a product design firm founded in Detroit. Inspired by the resurgence of Detroit — the excitement, the creativity, the presence — Alexandrine & Cass aims to be part of this story while helping to rebuild the community….”