Our founder, René Graham, was riding the Houston metro to her job Downtown. She was a graduate student at the time, making ends meet by working her way through school. She was constantly on-the-go.
For quick changes from class to work, she always carried her makeup bag and a change of clothes. One day while riding the metro, she (yet again) had to dump her makeup bag out on the seat next to her to find the eyeliner, notoriously buried at the bottom.
She thought to herself: there has to be a better way. A few sketches later, Renzoe Box began to take shape.
However, her professional goals of becoming a successful architect got in the way, and she never pursued the idea. Renzoe Box stayed locked away on the pages of her sketchbook for years.
Fast forward to 2017. Now a working professional with her own firm, she was still on-the-go and still digging through her makeup bag. It didn’t make sense, and those sketches continued to haunt her.
Then one day, René got to work.
She turned her sketches into a digital model.
That digital model into a few (dozen) 3D prints.
The 3D prints into a prototype.