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Custom printable, eco-friendly and afford-ably fun cardboard furniture that is simply FLAT GOOD! Read more

14
backers
$482
pledged of $20,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 20, 2014.

Custom printable, eco-friendly and afford-ably fun cardboard furniture that is simply FLAT GOOD!

About this project

We’re very excited to introduce you to Flatgoods!

Flatgoods is an environmentally responsible custom printable furniture or display piece that can be used for your home or business. These products can be used as a powerful marketing tool for your company, a fun functional conversation piece at home, or anything in between!

Flatgoods - Kids Room Setting (Rectangle Coffee Table, Adult Chair, Kids Chair, 18"Stool, Half Size Cubby w/drawer & Full Size Cubby w/drawer)
Flatgoods - Kids Room Setting (Rectangle Coffee Table, Adult Chair, Kids Chair, 18"Stool, Half Size Cubby w/drawer & Full Size Cubby w/drawer)

Flatgoods is creative, lightweight, and ships flat to keep costs down. Flatgoods can be purchased in our stock colors and designs or we can custom print your company logo, favorite color scheme, or photograph directly on the furniture!

The best thing about Flatgoods is that all pieces are 100% recyclable! We are proud to participate in the worldwide movement to reduce the environmental impact that we have on our planet. We only use materials that are SFI certified (Sustainable Forestry Initiative). 

Flatgoods - Collaborative setting (18" Stool, Rectangle Coffee Table, Full Size Cubby w/drawer & Half Size Cubby w/drawer.)
Flatgoods - Collaborative setting (18" Stool, Rectangle Coffee Table, Full Size Cubby w/drawer & Half Size Cubby w/drawer.)

The pledging process is easy. Just pick the product you like in either natural or white. You have the option to keep it blank, choose one of our stock patterns or you can completely customize it by uploading your own artwork using our supplied print templates. Once we reach this step we'll send over the print template that suits your needs.

Flatgoods - Waiting area setting (Oval table, adult chair, Sofa, 24" end table, & 18" end table)
Flatgoods - Waiting area setting (Oval table, adult chair, Sofa, 24" end table, & 18" end table)

The custom printable option is great! This allows you to brand your item perfectly to your needs. Flatgoods could be used in the office, a work conference, trade shows, dorm rooms, kids rooms, schools, sponsored events, pop-up stores, retail point of purchase displays and so much more! They also work great as gifts!  

Flatgoods - Game Room Setting (Square table, Adult Chairs)
Flatgoods - Game Room Setting (Square table, Adult Chairs)

This is where you come in. We need your help to kickstart our project! Our goal is to make Flatgoods available to everyone at a low cost. To achieve this, we need to buy materials at a high volume. Like a semi-truck load! The cost comes in at $20k.  Buying in bulk cuts the cost per sheet of cardboard material in half. This savings will then be passed directly to you, keeping Flatgoods affordable for all.

In return for your contribution, you will get to be one of the first to experience Flatgoods for yourself. Check out our various pledge options and find whats best for you. You can also choose multiple pledges; for example, if you would like two adult chairs in natural and a square table in natural, you would pledge $50 three times. Once for each chair and once for the table. 

Once our goal is met if you have chosen a custom printable option we’ll email you a digital template file that lets you custom create your design using your preferred Adobe Suite program. After that, you’ll have your custom-made Flatgoods product in no time flat!

Thanks in advance for your help, and I hope you see the same potential we do in this fun new endeavor!

 REWARDS

 Production Schedule | Fulfillment Plan 

March 15th  Order bulk order of material from supplier.
March 15th Email design templates to people who have been awarded custom pieces.
March 28th Receive material from supplier at Flatgoods.
March 31st Begin cutting all non printed items.
March 31st Design templates deadline for people who have been awarded custom items.
April 14th Begin shipping non printed Items from Flatgoods.
April 14th Begin printing custom designed pieces.
April 28th Final Shipment of non printed items leaves Flatgoods.
April 28th Begin second round of printing for custom designed pieces.
April 28th Begin cutting first round of custom printed pieces.
May 12th Ship first round of custom designed pieces.
May 12th Begin cutting second round of custom printed pieces.
May 26th Last orders ship out of Flatgoods.

CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION

Risks and challenges

The main challenge we face is keeping Flatgoods affordable, which is very important to us. If we don’t get enough backing to buy the amount of materials needed to manufacture our products in a cost-effective manner, we may have to reconsider how we approach this enterprise in general, or whether it’s financially feasible.

Currently, you can only design the custom furniture in the Adobe platform (InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop). We want to eventually offer the ability to custom design the products right on the Flatgoods website. We would like to offer this option to everyone, not just people who can use the Adobe suite.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    3 backers

    We will send you a custom thank you card from the guys at Flatgoods.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $30 reward

    5 backers

    ___Choose one of the following____
    KIDS_CHAIR in White Material
    HALF_SIZE_CUBE in White Material
    18"_END_TABLE in White Material
    18"_STOOL in White Material
    24"_END_TABLE in White Material
    KIDS_CHAIR in Natural Material
    HALF_SIZE_CUBE in Natural Material
    18"_END_TABLE in Natural Material
    18"_STOOL in Natural Material
    24"_END_TABLE in Natural
    **Shipping_Included**

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    1 backer

    ____Choose one of the following____
    RECTANGLE_COFFEE_TABLE White
    SQUARE_TABLE in White Material
    FULL_SIZE_CUBE in White Material
    ADULT_CHAIR in White Material
    RECTANGLE_COFFEE_TABLE natur
    SQUARE_TABLE in Natural Material
    FULL_SIZE_CUBE in Natural Material
    ADULT_CHAIR in Natural Material
    KIDS_CHAIR white & custom printed
    18"_STOOL white & custom printed
    KIDS_CHAIR natural & custom printed
    18"_STOOL natural & custom printed
    KIDS_CHAIR printed w/ ABC design
    KIDS_CHAIR printed w/ CMYK design
    KIDS_CHAIR printed w/ TRI design
    KIDS_CHAIR printed w/ FG design
    18"_STOOL printed w/ LINE design
    18"_STOOL printed w/ CMYK design
    18"_STOOL printed w/ TRI design
    18"_STOOL printed w/ FG design.
    **Shipping Included**

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $80 reward

    0 backers

    ____Choose one of the following____
    OVAL_TABLE made White Material
    SOFA made in White Material
    OVAL_TABLE made Natural Material
    SOFA made in Natural Material
    COFFEE_TABLE white & printed
    COFFEE_TABLE natural & printed
    COFFEE_TABLE white w/CMYK pri
    COFFEE_TABLE natural w/ FG print
    COFFEE_TABLE white w/ TRI print
    COFFEE_TABLE white w/ LINE print
    **Shipping Included**

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    0 backers

    ____Choose one of the following____
    CONFERENCE_TABLE in White
    SHELF_COMBO 3full 2half in White
    CONFERENCE_TABLE in Natural
    SHELF_COMBO 3full 2half Natural
    SQUARE_TABLE white & printed
    OVAL_TABLE in white & printed
    SQUARE_TABLE natural & printed
    OVAL_TABLE in natural & printed
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE in white
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE natural
    **Shipping Included**

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $150 reward

    1 backer

    ____Choose one of the following____
    CONFERENCE_TABLE white & print
    SOFA on white and custom printed
    CONFERENCE_TABLE natural & prin
    SOFA in natural & custom printed
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE white & print
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE nat & printe
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE w/TRI desig
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE w/CMYK
    KIDS_CHAIRS_&_TABLE w/ABC
    **Shipping Included**

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (31 days)