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About this project

 

 

This is the new way to go to the restroom. It opens and closes much faster, it's cleaner and easier. From now on you're swinging!

  

Fits these shapes & more - It will even fit on a square toilet, but that will not look as well as it should. The flexible seat hinges make sure Seatswing fits on all normal toilets. These hinges need to be installed using holes on the top back of your toilet. Please have a look at our explanatory video below. 

Universal size - There is a universal size for toilet seats which we have used to design Seatswing. Therefore, Seatswing has within the universal size toilet seats. 

 

Seatswing is a simple & functional product. Similar to a popular trashcan it works on springs and a clickingmechanism. 

Installation for Seatswing is done within a minute. Please watch this video to see to install. It is very easy! 

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My name is Maarten Stokman, I am almost 32 years old, I live in Amsterdam, have a background in auditing and I invented Seatswing. About 2 years ago I had a fight with my girlfriend about taking things for granted and being sloppy. As if she had a list in her head, she was able to say everything I did wrong. I didn't do the dishes, I didn't do the garbage, I didn't put the toilet seat down, I didn't eat healthy, I didn't put the caps on bottles, I didn't give her enough attention, I didn't etc. I am getting a headache thinking about this..

She was right, I did needed to give those sort of things more priority and I really wanted to fix those things. This also got my thinking about how I could improve my toilet behaviour, but I came to the conclusion there is no chance I would always put the seat down as I would simply forget it. I was looking on the internet to see whether I could buy an easier one, so I could cross that problem off the "change" list I got from my girlfriend, but I couldn't find it.. In the end I I told her I would do better and we made up :)

I went back to working late nights as an auditor. And during these late nights I can get frustrated with little inefficiencies (although I always keep smiling) such as the toilet seat. I work really hard and these little things bothered me extra during these times. I really didn't want to put the seat up sometimes, because I felt this should be made easier. We had pizza for dinner (third time that week) and I put the seat up to do my thing and came back to my desk and sat back down at my pizza and I thought, I forgot to wash my hands pfff.. I now have my own and the asses of my colleagues on my pizza. I was really hungry, so I ate the pizza, but the whole thing kept bothering me. First my gf and now this, I thought "that toilet seat is such a stupid device". And at that exact moment, I decided to build the perfect toilet seat!

Lucky for me one of my friends/co-founders Jurgen is a mechanical engineer and we have some experince building things. We went through all possibilities and in the end, had the perfect one, Seatswing which is truly the most user friendly toilet seat possible. I didn't want a toilet seat build on electricity, because it's less userfriendly (changing batteries, need a power plug in restroom), so we build it after the popular touchbin trashcan. Most importantly, it needed to be fast & easy and we have delivered! Please have a look at the Seatswing in my house in Amsterdam (see above made with my iphone)!

Now I would like to stop auditing you guys and help you with my Seatswing, so let's do this!

Our team consists of a good mix of knowledge with Jurgen who has a background in mechanical engineering. Jurgen went to University in The Hague and Delft. Tijmen works in procurement at a listed international company and I have worked in auditing for 7 years and consumer product industry for 1 year.

We had a lot of fun bringing this product to you and we are 100% sure you will love it too!

The price for the Seatswing is fair and based on what it costs to make it at this stage. It is made of the best quality material on the market, is carefully designed and has a lot more functionality compared to normal toilet seats. Compared to the price range for normal toilet seats, Seatswing is on the middle to higher end. However, we are happy to give you a Kickstarter reduction during our campaign, so it will be affordable for our backers. 

Bringing a product from an idea to reality is a long process which is showed in this timeline. We have had prototypes which did not look as good as Seatswing does now. 

The Seatswing is made of Duroplast which is considered the best on the toilet seat market. It is strong, lightweight and has an antibacterial layer which kills bacteria and viruses on the surface of the seat.

We have carefully designed the Seatswing for 6 months. We made the best looking normal toilet seat and added the extra functionality to it. The extra part on the front is small and easily reached. We are very pleased with the endresult.

Risks and challenges

We prepared a detailed business plan including a risk analysis in which we considered all risks relevant for the project including, but not limited to, manufacturing, shipping, exchange rate, tax and other risks. We have also prepared a sales forecast analysis in which we have considered all possible sales outcomes for the crowdfunding campaign.

What remains is raise enough funding so that we can give the factory the greenlight and begin production. With that said, there are always unforeseen events that can happen, especially when dealing with a factory that’s half a world away. We wouldn’t bring this to Kickstarter if we weren’t completely confident that we could get our project delivered to backers on schedule.

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    Public Toilet Seat Fund

    Your help is making the world a better place! For every EUR45,- saved, we will donate ONE SEATSWING to a restaurant, bar, hospital or other public place. Leave a comment with the place you picked and their toilet might start swinging soon!

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    1 x Ultimate Swinger (Early Bird)

    This special, limited quantity reward is for backers who are helping to spread the word about the SEATSWING. This includes sharing on your social media page or submitting our story to your favourite blog. We love it!

    You'll receive ONE (1) SEATSWING as an Early Bird.

    SEATSWING will retail for ~$65.

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    1 x SEATSWING

    1 x SEATSWING

    Finally you can really relax when going to the restroom! No more dirty hands, no more bending over and no more toilet seat arguments in your house!

    With the big Kickstarter discount you pay a small price that will significantly improve the rest of your life!

    You'll receive ONE (1) SEATSWING for the limited Kickstarter price.

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    Pledge €90 or more About $96

    2x Ultimate swinger (Early bird)

    Need a truly helpful present? Or do you have multiple toilets? With a swinging seat on one toilet and a lazy old seat on the other, you will never use the latter again! Better take two SEATSWINGs!

    Or, do you have old parents? This will certainly make their lives a little better too!

    You'll receive TWO (2) SEATSWINGs for the reduced price.

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    Pledge €175 or more About $188

    4 x SEATSWING

    Do you know someone that
    - You would like to give a truly helpful present?
    - Has a bad back or likes to have it easy?
    - Has a dirty boyfriend?

    Sharing is caring! After you equipped your toilet(s) with SEATSWINGs you can help others with it too! You are about to make some people very happy!

    You'll receive FOUR (4) SEATSWINGs for the reduced price.

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    10 x SEATSWING

    Hygienic hospitals, retirement homes or hotels, this is your chance to present your guests with an innovative toilet seat that will make your guests a lot happier.

    You'll receive TEN (10) SEATSWINGs for the reduced price.

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    Pledge €4,200 or more About $4,503

    100 x SEATSWING

    Are you
    - A retailer?
    - An innovative hotel owner?
    - An African village benefactor?

    This is your chance to place a large order for a very low price. We need your support at this stage and you will therefore receive this limited price. Shipping charges are also limited.

    You'll receive ONE HUNDRED (100) SEATSWINGs for the reduced price.

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