Davide Cattaneo, Play juggling props – Ep09 Juggle Jabber

Davide Cattaneo from Play Juggling is the manager and designer at the prop manifacturing company in Italy. We talk about ball and club design, creating tools for schools and professionals, and about happy accidents.

Created by Daniel Simu – danielsimu.com
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Show notes:
00:12 Italian espresso
01:30 Davide’s job description
03:25 The history of Play
06:34 Learning to run a business
07:55 Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
08:44 Selling cheap diabolos
09:30 Making quality products for jugglers
10:20 Props for circus schools
11:25 The responsibility to make people enthusiast about juggling
12:00 The international market
14:52 Designing props
16:28 Making px3 and px4
20:07 Inventing new balls
22:15 Getting feedback on props
25:08 Curiosity in new technology
26:48 Have fun
27:45 Flexible rings
28:12 Brianza convention
30:24 Why not to invent new products
31:40 Custom props
33:29 Future projects
35:31 Collaborations with renegade
36:53 Engraving props with the laser
37:35 Upgrading the Play website
40:00 Choose quality stuff!
41:33 A trick from Davide

People Mentioned:
Wes Peden
Stefan Sing
Tom Renegade
Gon Fernandez
Vojtech Dedina

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Daniel Simu

I am a juggler and circus performer from the Netherlands. I travel all over Europe to learn, create, discuss, perform and organise, and I am always looking for fun projects to join!
Feel free to contact me about anything :)

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