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BOOKNITURE unfolds from a book to a multifunctional furniture. 
In just a flip, you will never run out of tables and seats.
BOOKNITURE unfolds from a book to a multifunctional furniture. 
In just a flip, you will never run out of tables and seats.
BOOKNITURE unfolds from a book to a multifunctional furniture. In just a flip, you will never run out of tables and seats.
4,007 backers pledged $449,969 to help bring this project to life.

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BOOK x FURNITURE = BOOKNITURE

BOOKNITURE is an extremely compact furniture. You can store it or carry it around just like a book. In just a flip, it unfolds from a book to a piece of multifunctional furniture. 

  • Easy Storage
  • Quick Setup
  • Multifunctional
  • Highly portable

BOOKNITURE MEETS YOUR NEEDS

BOOKNITURE can be used in endless ways: it can be a stool, a foot rest, a nightstand, a standing work desk... and many more!

What's more? Stack it up and make a table & chair set; Add a wood board on top of 2 BOOKNITUREs to make it a bench; Stack a few layers more and it becomes a shelf! Possibility with BOOKNITURE is endless. As long as you don't limit your imagination!

BOOKNITURE is also light and portable. Fold it back into a book and take it out everywhere! BOOKNITURE makes sure you can sit anywhere with style and comfort.

BOOKNITURE IS SPECIAL with our all new Origami Structure

BOOKNITURE combines advanced Origami Structure ( Pat. Pending )  with traditional craft of book-binding.

The binding is performed in a factory which specializes in traditional book assembly. Having spent months for the development of optimal structure, we finally produced these prototypes as shown here. Now we are ready to move on to mass production!

We need your support in order to get enough funds for tooling and molds as well as meeting the MOQ (minimum order quantity) and other requirements for mass production. 

THE STORY OF BOOKNITURE

As a designer based in one of the most densely populated city. Living and working space here is extremely limited. Everybody would love to ( and have to ) utilize their home and make good use of every inch of the space.

A few years ago attending a furniture fair, I was given a honeycomb board sample and was amazed by the strength and load capacity of this structure. This structure is widely used in the furniture industry composite boards for shelves and tables. I took this sample back as a decor on my bookcase...

I love having friends at my place, but have never had enough seats for everyone. My guests and I would always end up just sitting on the floor. I really wanted a kind of seat that doesn't take up any floor space when I don’t need it. Is that even possible? One day however, the empty space on my bookcase and the honeycomb sample caught my eyes. Then came the spark of a new idea: BOOKNITURE!

BOOKNITURE designed to fit most shelves, I want something different from traditional folding chairs and tables. It has to look natural and fit in the living environment, comfortable to sit on, invisible when stored
BOOKNITURE designed to fit most shelves, I want something different from traditional folding chairs and tables. It has to look natural and fit in the living environment, comfortable to sit on, invisible when stored

SUPER STRONG YET HIGHLY EXTENSIBLE ORIGAMI STRUCTURE ( Pat. Pending )

After the initial idea of Bookniture, the journey of creating the perfect furniture piece began. Different materials were studied and structural design were developed. All over the world the right type of paper for the mass production of origami structure was sourced and identified. The specific machine, different toolings, and the dimension of the origami structure were all carefully managed. Our final sample is now a truly impressive piece combining strength, flexibility and portability all into one.

* We keep improving the design and please follow our updates for the latest development of BOOKNITURE

The new advanced Origami Structure
The new advanced Origami Structure
impressive newly developed Origami Structure ( Pat. Pending ) combining extra strength, flexibility and portability all into one.
impressive newly developed Origami Structure ( Pat. Pending ) combining extra strength, flexibility and portability all into one.
Holding 3 people weight total 175kg ( 385Lbs ) is easy because in the test below BOOKNITURE can lift up over a Ton!
Holding 3 people weight total 175kg ( 385Lbs ) is easy because in the test below BOOKNITURE can lift up over a Ton!

Compression test on our Origami Structure

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The Pat. Pending Origami Structure is made of composite heavy duty custom made paper panels. It has superior strength and excellent resistance to moisture. Our tests show that with our engineered structure, it could withstand more than a ton! which is 700 times of its own weight.It is also a highly extendable structure. It expands 14 times compared to the original volume when it's unfolded.

MEET OUR COLLECTION

BOOKNITURE comes with a double colour reversible felt top with laser engraving. It provides comforts for sitting also could be used as a tabletop as well. 

Felt Top Light Red/ Light Grey
Felt Top Light Red/ Light Grey
Felt Top Red/ Light Grey
Felt Top Red/ Light Grey
Felt Top Dark Grey/ Black
Felt Top Dark Grey/ Black
Felt Top Black/ Dark Grey
Felt Top Black/ Dark Grey

STRETCH GOAL ( Unlocked !)

BOOKNITURE laser engraved bookmark for premium rewards, and $130 pledge above backers when we reach $400k
BOOKNITURE laser engraved bookmark for premium rewards, and $130 pledge above backers when we reach $400k
Light grey / Red
Light grey / Red
Dark grey / Black
Dark grey / Black

If we reach $100K, you will be able to choose from 2 model of new design double colour felt Top, They are Dark Grey / Black, Light grey / Red, made from Polyester with matching colour stitching on the edge.

*The design may enhance and different for mass production

SPECIFICATIONS

BOOKNITURE-  

7"x13"x 1.6" (180mm x 330mm x 40mm)

D14"x13" ( D360mm x 330mm ) Expands 14x of original volume when opened

Weight 1.5KG (3.3 Lbs)

FELT TOP- D13"x0.2" ( D330mm x 10mm)

Materials

  • 800g/m2 Composite paper panel from USA 
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Kraft Paper is tough and resistant to splash ( e.g. spill coffee )
  • Fully recyclable 
  • Contains Magnets embedded within the cover, we change to a type of magnet which firms the book when open and safer to place along wallet in your bag

*Color, texture, material, structure might vary from the show images due to  mass production. 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

We will ship in Spring 2015. Here is our schedule for BOOKNITURE delivery:

  • February: Final product refinement; Finalize manufacturing facility and Order raw materials
  • March: Production begins
  • May/June : First batch dispatches ( due to the huge amount of order, we are trying our best to fulfil the order on time, accordingly to the list priority of order , BOOKNITURE is a fully hand craft product and it takes time to ensure the quality is the best out of our hands )

* Note, this is a product requires pure hand-craft to produce, we will make sure the quality comes first, and we will try our best to meet the schedule, make sure everyone receive their BOOKNITURE on time. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR EARLY STAGE BACKERS

Since the launch of our BOOKNITURE Kickstarter campaign, our Book x Furniture design has evolved substantially. Our initial design of BOOKNITURE, as was featured at the beginning of our campaign, utilized a different structure than we are using now. Our design has been an iterative process and we have upgraded our current and latest version of BOOKNITURE. The current version of BOOKNITURE (as presently featured in our campaign) has replaced the original design with an advanced origami structured core. The result? A lighter and much stronger sturdy BOOKNITURE!

We would therefore like to alert and give notice to our existing backers of this change we have made to BOOKNITURE's original design.

Those of you who had supported BOOKNITURE solely because of the original design, we would like to let you know that you can cancel your pledge any time before this campaign ends. We do not wish to mislead you in any way and we urge you to cancel if you do not like the new ‘origami structure’ design and look. To cancel your pledge, please go to the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backer+questions#faq_41769.

SHIPPING

To ensure everyone receives it right after manufacturing, we will ship to backers directly by express shipping after packaging in Hong Kong. 

We are now looking for different delivery companies and seek for the best and fastest way on logistic

Note: for EU customers VAT may be charged when receiving the item. The charges is various among country. 

Follow us on: 

instagram.com/bookniture/

www.bookniture.com

share #bookniture on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

SPECIAL THANKS TO: 

A BIG THANKS to all fellas and our great team who help a lot in this project, THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

The first batch of BOOKNITURE is ready for production upon the final review of our current sample. It is scheduled to take place right after the end of this campaign. We are doing our best to make the process as smooth as possible.

Since this is the initial production, there is a slight chance that we may experience schedule delay due to unforeseen issues. We think quality always comes first! We will ensure that the rewards will arrive at your doorstep as perfect as they can be.

As a professional product design team with over 7 years of experience, we have been involved and have designed a variety of products, from furniture to consumer goods that involve a broad range of manufacturing techniques. Please check out our other designs and be convinced about what we can deliver!

Thank you for your support !

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Thanks for your support!
    Every pledge helps us reach the goal!

    You will receive a special BOOKNITURE laser engraved bookmark as a reward.

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    Thanks for your support!
    You will be rewarded with a BOOKNITURE Felt Top with laser engraved logo.

    Spec: Diameter 300 mm x 5 mm
    Choose between- Light / Dark Grey

    Free shipping worldwide

    *We will reach you for the color choice after the campaign ends and reaches its goal.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL REWARD-

    You will be rewarded with a FIELD BROWN EDITION BOOKNITURE with LIGHT GREY Felt Top.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL REWARD-

    You will be rewarded with a LEATHER BLACK EDITION BOOKNITURE with DARK GREY Felt Top.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL REWARD-

    The 1st reward has gone too fast?
    Don't miss out again!

    You will be rewarded with a FIELD BROWN EDITION BOOKNITURE with LIGHT GREY Felt Top.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL REWARD-

    The 1st reward has gone too fast?
    Don't miss out this again!

    You will be rewarded with a LEATHER BLACK EDITION BOOKNITURE with DARK GREY Felt Top.

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    KICKSTARTER PREMIUM REWARD-

    You will be rewarded with a FIELD BROWN EDITION BOOKNITURE with 2 Felt Tops.

    The package includes a special BOOKNITURE laser engraved bookmark.

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    KICKSTARTER PREMIUM REWARD-

    You will be rewarded with a LEATHER BLACK EDITION BOOKNITURE with 2 Felt Tops.

    The package includes a special BOOKNITURE laser engraved bookmark.

    Free shipping worldwide

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    BOOKNITURE COUPLE REWARD-

    You can choose 2 BOOKNITUREs (with 2 Felt Tops) in any color combo you want.

    *We will reach you for the color choice after the campaign ends and reaches its goal.

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    Pledge $210 or more About $210

    BOOKNITURE FRIENDS REWARD-

    Explore different possibilities of BOOKNITURE with your friends!

    You can choose 4 BOOKNITUREs (with 4 Felt Tops) in any color combo you want.

    *We will reach you for the color choice after the campaign ends and reaches its goal.

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    BOOKNITURE PARTY TIME REWARD-

    You are right in the land of BOOKNITURE! Having 8 BOOKNITUREs is mighty! Impress your guests with the power of BOOKNITURE!

    You can choose 8 BOOKNITUREs (with 8 Felt Tops) in any color combo you want.

    *We will reach you for the color choice after the campaign ends and reaches its goal.

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Funding period

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