QMB creates a Social Seating experience for sharing food, drinks and ideas, face to face gathered around a table with 4 fold out stools Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 10, 2013.
About this project
The Quad Micro Bar is a bar/chair hybrid that can be used in a variety of social seating scenarios ranging from home and office to even trade shows and events. QMB gives users more options with seating on demand, all within a smaller footprint. Opening is easy, simply pivot seat out and the stool automatically snaps into place. The round bar height table is perfect as a work surface while standing or sitting. Shipped flat, QMB needs no tools for assembly. The variable configuration design expands the concept of multi-functionality by transforming a table into a complete seating group.
DESIGNED FOR EVERY LIFE STYLE AND OCCASION
HOW QMB WORKS?
WHERE THE FUNDING WILL GO
Products take time, money and expertise to develop. Your pledge helps make the product a reality.
- Minimum Order Quantities: Suppliers are the first priority. Even though the product has yet to hit the market, we need to purchase enough materials to produce a large volume of QMB's, This includes wood sheeting, fasteners, hardware and packaging.
- Patents: We have filed for patent and trademark protection, however this process also takes time and money.
- Testing and Certification: We want to make sure QMB is built to last and that the product is safe and durable. People use furniture for a life time which is how long we want QMB to last.
- Tooling and Development: Through beta testing, we have developed several unique, patent-able components that will be added to first production run of QMB units. These additions will add to the start-up costs and make QMB even better.
While it all starts with an idea, that idea won't go anywhere without supporters like you. You are the real visionaries and agents of change. We appreciate your support and helping us spread the word about QMB and making this social seating experience accessible to everyone.
Risks and challenges
I want QMB to be simple in form and function, plus easy to produce with broad market appeal for many types of users. Having designed and manufactured folding chairs and portable exhibits, I know the challenges in pioneering new products. Digital fabrication now makes it possible to easily find and interface with vendors who have the expertise needed to produce components with a high level of finish. I have found these resources are readily available in the Northwest and have been very pleased with the level of excellence and consistency they have provided. Ultimately what QMB is about, is using the best processes, vendors and materials to manufacture an innovative product. This approach will provide a continuous level of excellence, insuring that the customer expectations are always exceeded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We've tested the seats to 300 lbs. and the table to 400 lbs, so that should fit most needs I hope.
Since the center table support is tapered it allows for long legs to fit outside the structure, provided your neighbor fits their legs inside frame.
Yes, we have many other finishes planned ranging from white formica to full color printing and high end materials. Any material that can be laminated and routed can go on QMB.
No tools, the frame parts snap together kind of like a bed frame and the table top latches in place.
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