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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 25 2015

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1st LIMITED EDITION - "TODAY'S WOMAN" by Universo Eirin
1st LIMITED EDITION - "TODAY'S WOMAN" by Universo Eirin
"ILLUSION" chair
"ILLUSION" chair
  
                                                
    

Universo Eirín Studio has a goal: to merge the artistic side with the practical side of furniture design.

At first glance, “ILLUSION” is a painting or a visual work of art inspired by the universal concept of “Today’s Woman”, but it’s also a designer chair when open and, moreover, we’ve given it the toughness of iron and aluminum mixed with the elegance of embroidered flowers, transforming a common folding chair into an impressive and unique product.  

ILLUSION overview
ILLUSION overview

  JUST... 1 MINUTE TO TRANSFORM AN ARTWORK INTO A DESIGNER CHAIR...

" GLAD TO SURPRISE YOU.." IS OUR SLOGAN

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  • Our convertible chair has a resistant, iron chassis that gives it a minimalist and industrial look. However, its exchangeable panels are manufactured using aluminum.
  • As a result, we have been able to make the product stronger, with a total weight of just  21 lbs. (9.5 kg). 
  • Both the structure and the panels have been painted with an electrostatic coating system, giving an attractive glossy finish to the whole product.
  • "ILLUSION"IS A PATENTED PRODUCT, TO KNOW MORE:  https://oami.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/designs/002509299-0001
ILLUSION TECHNICAL FEATURES
ILLUSION TECHNICAL FEATURES

 "ILLUSION" CHAIR HAS BEEN BUILT TO RESIST TO WEIGHT

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 In order to design “ILLUSION”, Universo Eirin Studio decided to rethink the typical folding mechanism found in folding chairs without sacrificing aesthetics or stability. So we built the opening system using articulated joints that allow the seat and front legs to pivot while four spring loaded plungers lock them in place, keeping the chair open or folded.

This opening/closing system is so simple and easily replaceable that, in case there are any technical issues, anyone can fix it without professional tools.

Each retractable spring plunger can be replaced with a new one in under 5 minutes.

The “ILLUSION” frame is only 2.3” (6 cm.) deep when closed and hung on a wall, making it adaptable to many different environments.

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 In order to give our furniture an artistic background, we‘ve used 2 totally detachable aluminum panels, which can easily be changed out with a screwdriver. The panels are digitally printed and protected with a high-quality, coated finish. The process involves a direct metal laser printing solution that is capable of reproducing an image on different metallic surfaces. 

The panels of “ILLUSION” form the backrest and seat of an attractive, minimalist chair which transforms into a stunning picture when folded.

Exchangeable panels
Exchangeable panels

THE METALLIC BACKREST IS PERFORATED WITH EMBROIDERED ROSES ON EACH PIECE.

Embroidered roses on each Artwork
Embroidered roses on each Artwork
 
Backrest and seat features
Backrest and seat features

The prototype panels we developed to launch “ILLUSION” were manually drilled, however, our providers are equipped to start large scale production, cutting down on not only time, but also costs.

  “ Without artwork, ”ILLUSION” would be, simply, a convertible piece of furniture”

Mercedes Eirin -Universo Eirin creative director
Mercedes Eirin -Universo Eirin creative director

    MAKING OF "ILLUSION  WOMEN" - November 2014

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 MERCEDES EIRIN CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR AND DESIGNED THIS UNIQUE, LIMITED EDITION PRODUCT, SEEKING TO UNITE TWO DIFFERENT REALITIES WITHIN THE SAME PRODUCT: 

1) A USABLE PIECE OF FURNITURE, 

2) AN ART OBJECT.

IF “ILLUSION” IS A PAINTING THAT CAN BE TURNED INTO A SINGULAR CHAIR, OR VICE VERSA, ITS PANELS MUST SHOW FEELINGS AS WELL AS COMMUNICATE CONCEPTS OR IDEAS. BECAUSE OF THIS, WE COULDN’T PRINT COMMON, EVERYDAY IMAGES ON THEM.

A tribute to "WOMEN TODAY"
A tribute to "WOMEN TODAY"

 “ILLUSION” IS A TRIBUTE TO “WOMEN TODAY”, PROFESSIONAL AS WELL AS DETERMINED. 

IN ELEGANT BLACK AND WHITE, THE DESIGNER, MERCEDES EIRÍN, WORKS WITH  METALS, A SYMBOL OF WOMEN’S STRENGTH AND VALOR, EMBROIDERED WITH RED ROSES TO ILLUSTRATE THEIR FEMININE AND SENSUAL SIDE, CREATING A UNIQUE AND MAGICAL BLEND. THE RESULT IS AT ONCE A CANVAS AND A MINIMALIST SEAT.

IT IS FUNCTIONAL ART. 

  • THE FIRST COLLECTION HAS LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES AS EIRÍN INTENDS TO CONTINUE REPRESENTING MORE WOMEN AS SHE SEES THEM WITH “ILLUSION”.
  • THE DESIGNER WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE OTHER ARTISTS IN THE PROJECT WHO WILL SHARE THEIR VISION OF WOMEN BY MEANS OF EXCHANGEABLE PANELS THAT CAN EASILY BE REPLACED.   
  •  OUR BACKERS WHO GET ONE OR MORE "ILLUSION"AS A REWARD,  WILL BE ABLE TO ADD  EXTRA, INTERCHANGEABLE PANELS WITH NEW WORKS OF ART.
6 WOMEN - 6 DIFFERENT "ILLUSION" by Mercedes Eirin
6 WOMEN - 6 DIFFERENT "ILLUSION" by Mercedes Eirin
6 WOMEN - 6 DIFFERENT "ILLUSION" by Mercedes Eirin
6 WOMEN - 6 DIFFERENT "ILLUSION" by Mercedes Eirin

 FIRST ARTWORKS TO ADD EXTRA  PANELS TO YOUR "ILLUSION" ! 

NEW ARTWORKS for "ILLUSION" exchangeable PANELS
NEW ARTWORKS for "ILLUSION" exchangeable PANELS
                                                                

HOW DO YOU ADD ONE OR MORE EXTRA PACK OF PANELS TO YOUR "ILLUSION" chair+artwork ?

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  • Increase your Pledge amount by 195€ for "Manuel's artwork" or 199€ for "Victor's artwork"
  • You don't have to pay more shipping !
 

OUR STAFF IS GLAD TO SURprise YOU

Mercedes Eirin in Madrid
Mercedes Eirin in Madrid

Have a question? 

Ask us. Hello and thank you for checking out the Kickstarter campaign for "iLLUSION". If you are not persuaded as to why you should invest in a new "ILLUSION", please contact our Product manager Luigi Riccitelli directly by email and he can help you with any questions you may have.

Luigi can be reached by email at: admin@universoeirin.com. Thank you so much and we hope you enjoy our campaign. 

Best, Universo Eirin Studio.

            
                                       

Risks and challenges

To ensure that ILLUSION arrives to everyone, we will be collaborating with the international transport company, MAIL BOXES ETC.

As with other products on Kickstarter, ILLUSION may be subject to customs fees when it is delivered to our “backers”, depending upon where they live.
Our foldable product occupies very little space, is easy to ship and the material is extremely durable. These characteristics were carefully studied while designing the chair and will make international deliveries easier.

As the designs for the Kickstarter campaign are limited editions, we will be closely monitoring the production and final quality of each of the pieces, as well as ensuring that they arrive safely to our supporters. The product will also be 100% made in Spain.

Our goal is to improve the ILLUSION chair’s opening and closing mechanism with the soft-close system if we reach the financing objective that Universo Eirín has decided upon.
For this reason, we are already researching with our suppliers how to include the mechanism in the structure of the ILLUSION chair.
Due to a lack of budget and time, we were unable to invest in a numerical control machine to produce the holes for the embroidery in the prototypes. The perforations were made by hand and later, the back of the chair was sanded and polished to avoid cutting the string. For this reason, you can see a darker area around the embroidered flower.
When we are able to produce more than 100 units, we will be able to avoid this by investing in a numerical control machine to program in the flower designs.
Universo Eirín s.l. has over 20 years of experience in the world of Design and Interior Design.
Our goal is not to sell the ILLUSION project on an industrial level, but to position it in the international art and design market in limited editions, directed to specific clients who value contemporary design.

A successful Kickstarter campaign would provide us with the opportunity to invest in International Trade Fairs in 2016, such as “Art Basel”, "Maison & Objet "in Paris or Miami and to repeat our 2012 experience at Milano Design Week.

We pledge to keep our backers well informed and in a timely manner throughout the entire production process and to do everything we can to deliver the ILLUSION as planned.

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    GRACIAS for supporting ILLUSION !
    Universo Eirin Studio will send you a digital thank you note made with Design & Art

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    1 ILLUSION by Universo Eirin + ONE PACK OF EXTRA PANELS with VICTOR'S ARTWORK ( made of aluminum, digitally printed with embroidered roses).
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Funding period

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