unplugged goods makes tech accessories for modern living. our products are practical and effective, yet often whimsical. we want to bring joy to tedious tasks such as screen cleaning and cord control. our design process is iterative -- we prototype an idea, test it, then build an improved version, and repeat the process until a design is perfected for release. the goal is for our customers to experience each product as an equal balance of function, aesthetics, and pure delight!

unplugged goods was originally founded by Cindy Glass and Dante Pauwels in November 2012 and launched with a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and a direct to consumer website. the company debuted to wholesale buyers at the NYGift Show in August of 2013. our line was immediately picked up and distributed internationally by stores that value great design.

unplugged goods is designed by Dante Pauwels. this is the third company she’s founded. the first, “PopUp” has two pieces in SF MOMA’s permanent collection and the products were acquired by a company who manufacturers for Target. the second, bag company “Dante Beatrix” (now BeatrixNY), was also acquired and is still in operation, selling globally to exclusive children’s stores.

Dante has designed products for companies including Martha Stewart, Land of Nod, and Williams-Sonoma brands. she holds a masters degree in product design from Stanford University and a BA in architecture and BFA in advertising design from Washington University in St. Louis.