This project's funding goal was not reached on July 27, 2012.
About this project
Nerds Rejoice! RoboChair is foldable lounge chair that doubles as wall art--it's functional art! Unlike most folding chairs that get stored in a closet or tucked away when not in use, RoboChair hangs proudly on your wall with an easy mounting bracket. RoboChair is less than 1.5 inches thick when hanging and folds into a sleek lounger that is sure to liven up any room of the house. Each one is custom labeled with a unique name and binary equivalent of a product number. Finally a modern folding chair that is fun!
RoboChair was designed for three purposes: to be entertaining, to be displayable, and to be awesome. It all started with a simple robot sketch, and then the question came: How cool would it be if that folded into a chair?! After weeks of designing and building protoypes, RoboChair 1.0 is finally here. He's made out of Baltic Birch plywood and comes completely assembled. RoboChair goes from robot to chair in a snap. Just lower his legs until they lock into place and you're good to go! When you're done, simply unlock the legs and pick him up and RoboChair will unfold completely flat for easy storing and display.
How to Use RoboChair
- Set his feet on the ground
- Stick out the belly as you lower him
- Arms go behind hips to lock legs in place
- It's good to go!
RoboChair as Art
RoboChair can be stored easily on your wall with a mounting bracket (included with full set orders only). You can stack up to four RoboChairs on the mounting bracket--just take him down whenever you need a chair.
Who we Are:
My name is Brad Benke and I am an architecture student at North Dakota State University. I work for Stahl Architects & Builders in Fargo North Dakota. At Stahl Architects we are thoroughly addicted to design; and when I got the oppurtunity to design a piece of furniture, this is what I came up with. It's been months since we started working on RoboChair and a fully functional version is now ready to be shared. We have had an absolute blast developing this project and now we are incredibly happy to offer you this fun and functional art piece and hope you love it as much as we do.
Sharing RoboChair - Your Help
Currently, RoboChair is completely hand made. We take a lot of pride in cutting, detailing, and assembling each individual chair all out of our office in Fargo North Dakota. But we can only do so much with what we have, and in order to share RoboChair with all of you we need your help!
Your donations will help us with things like: ordering materials in bulk, having parts CNC cut at a local wood shop, and paying for the necessary assembly of pieces. Basically, you will be helping us put RoboChair into production so that we can share him with everyone! We realize that we could never thank you enough for your donations, but we've designed some pretty awesome rewards to show our appreciation! Here they are:
PLEDGE $5 OR MORE
We would be incredibly grateful for your support and wish you a big THANKS!
PLEDGE $15 OR MORE
You'll get graphic design poster #1 (8.5" x 11") printed on cardstock. (Preview below)
PLEDGE $16 OR MORE
You'll get graphic design poster #2 (8.5" x 11") printed on cardstock. (Preview below)
PLEDGE $17 OR MORE
You'll get graphic design poster #3 (11" x 17") printed on poster paper. (Preview below)
PLEDGE $35 OR MORE
You'll get the RoboChair T-Shirt designed by us. (3 sizes available)
PLEDGE $80 OR MORE
You'll get the full set of Graphic Design Posters and the RoboChair T-shirt!
PLEDGE $175 OR MORE
You'll get a ROBOCHAIR! Complete with unique name and binary product number custom labeled on the back.
PLEDGE $275 OR MORE (Limit 9)
You'll get one of the first 10 Handcrafted RoboChairs ever sold! These 10 will be handmade by the designer and completely unique. We will contact you personally with a big THANK YOU and ask you what name you want to be custom labeled on the back. You'll have a truly unique collectors item! (For the first chair ever made, see reward #11) (Shipping not included)
PLEDGE $695 OR MORE
You'll get a full set of 4 RoboChairs complete with mounting bracket to hang them on. *WARNING* You will get LOTS of compliments and jealous friends asking where they can buy RoboChair.
PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE (Only 1 Available)
You'll get the first RoboChair ever sold!! It will be the first of many to come but truly unique and one of a kind. Handmade by the designer, signed by us, and crafted with all the love in the world. When RoboChair becomes famous, you'll be able to say that YOU had the first one.
PLEDGE $6,000 OR MORE (Only 1 Available)
You will get the one and only all metal version of RoboChair signed by us. It is the only one of its kind and made from aluminum. If you want the most unique RoboChair ever made, this is the chair for you! We would be so incredibly thankful that we would also fly you and a guest out to meet us (contiguous USA), tour our office and production, and work with you to custom design a RoboChair Graphic Design Poster to be printed on canvas. We would put you up in a boutique hotel in downtown Fargo, and we would celebrate with designers and friends from around the area. It's promised to be a truly unforgettable experience!
This is RoboChair Version 1.0--if we meet our goal we want to make improvements in materials and get RoboChair ISO certified (a product certification and testing label). The release of version 2.0 will bring new color schemes, more durability, and even cooler graphics. Also, with your help, we want to put RoboChair into production on an even greater scale and make him available worldwide. Hopefully with help from all of you and little luck we can make this dream a reality. Thank you all so very much for your help!
Stahl Architects & Builders
1405 1st Avenue North
Fargo ND 58102-4203
Continental US shipping will range from 15.00$ - 49.00$ depending on where you live. The closer you are to Fargo North Dakota, the cheaper it will be. For exact amounts, check the US Postal Service website for the Priority Mail - Com Base zoning list to see what shipping zone you are in.
International shipping will range from 65.00$ - 96.00$ depending on where you live. Generally, the closer you are to the US, the cheaper it will be. Again, for exact amounts refer to the US Postal Service Priority Mail International -Com Base zoning list. If you would like to drastically reduce these shipping costs, there will be an option to have it shipped partially assembled. Inquire after the Kickstarter deadline if you would be interested in this option.
- (30 days)