When Patricia Kopatchinskaja first tried one of our first chin & shoulder rest prototypes, she said "Oh this feels like the best running shoe I ever had. It fits so well that I would like to immediately go for my round."
Imagine you really, really love to run every day with your running shoe. Let's say for at least 1 hour a day. What kind of running shoes would you choose? I guess you would not hesitate to splurge on a pair of shoes with more advanced technologies that go for 200 – 400 Euros, right?
And take a moment to shortly think about the fact that the price for these shoes is completely based on people and circumstances we call low-cost production environments, where human beings, like us, risk their health, lose their dignity and the best part of their life.
Now consider our innovation to be a superior running shoe and add two questions in front:
- Would you expect to find it for a cheap price around the corner or in the middle of a price battle on one of the monopolists online marketplaces?
- And would you expect this running shoe to last forever if you use it every day?
The answer is:
You will not find a DOLFINOS in a shopping centre and it surely will last longer than any running shoe, which normally needs to be replaced every 2 years.
You might ask "WHY is DOLFINOS different?". Let us explain why and how we try to be different:
It is quite simple: The only reason why we create cutting edge and life-changing products for people who make music is purely because they deserve it.
Our credo is written on our walls: The best is just good enough for each of our customers.
We designed it completely old fashioned: You may repair or replace any part of our products since we strongly believe this is the only honest way to function sustainably and take climate change seriously.
We all know, you can only buy quality cheap at the cost of those, who could never afford to learn an instrument. Therefore, our sustainability policy is not only reduced to caring for nature. Of course, we avoid pollution and recycle our products, but in our minds, human beings are also part of nature. That means our prices are based not only on quality and sustainability but at the same time, on socially responsible workplaces.
Consequently, we ask you: Please do not compare a DOLFINOS with a chin rest made by unprotected and exploited workers in India or a shoulder rest produced in slavery-like factories of which we all know don't only exist in the far east.
You may start to compare us with the dedication and professional craftsmanship of a violin maker. This comparison we would gladly accept and appreciate as most violin makers appreciate our contribution, but perhaps they would not like to be compared with us.
Therefore, we finally want to state: With the functionality, elegance and quality of our products, we strive to compete with the best Swiss watch manufacturers.
Michael Y. Wiener, Co-Founder