Sincerest apologies for the lack of information over the past 3 years, but there is finally some news - the concept of the chair lives on, but in... Read more
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FreedMan Chair Update
Dear Valued Kickstarter Customers,
My apologies for not updating you recently, we needed to be certain as to what the current status of the chair of the chair was, so... Read more
It’s been a long haul, but at long last, chairs are starting to ship out of the warehouse and will reach end users over the next few weeks! ... Read more
Over the last few weeks we’ve been focused on dealing with some production and testing issues to mean we can get your chairs out to you and the... Read more
More chairs are ready for shipping!
I got back from a mammoth three-week trip in China last weekend and it’s been a busy week getting things at this end sorted out.
Apologies for not... Read more
Apologies for the Sunday update but I've been busy getting sorted for our trip to China to oversee the final production of your chairs.
Just to let you... Read more
The first batch is on the boat!!!
That's right we have chairs on their way to us in the UK! I know it seems like it's taken an age (I certainly feel about ten years older...) but... Read more
We're getting closer...We should receive tomorrow what we hope will be five perfect, consumer-ready chairs. We resolved the pad over-molding issue, but out of the five samples we... Read more
New website launched!
I'll have a longer update for you in the next few days. All speed ahead in China, where we are ironing out final production and packaging. We had... Read more
The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful...
Apologies for the delayed update I have good and bad news...We came back from China with the factory going on a 5-day annual holiday and things on track... Read more
Get in on this quickly!!!
Just to let you know that my friend Joachim Horn's project launched yesterday and has raised 30K of his 50K target in one day!
Apologies, but I was... Read more
120+ individual parts and 25 molds...
Just to let you know that our first production run is progressing really well and the quality of the chair is just getting better and better.
I wanted... Read more
The first production chairs are being made now!!!
It's looking really good out here. The programme for the next week has been set and we're on track to bring you your magnificent chairs. Here are some... Read more
I just arrived to oversee the production of your chairs. Here's the view from my hotel.
I'll be here for 12 days working on every component and every... Read more
Eureka! (Part Two)
Here are some more pics. I know they're supposed to say a thousand words, but just to say, you are part of a very, very long story and for that... Read more
The result of our China trip is beyond my widest dreams. Here are some pics of the samples being prepared for packing (yesterday) to bring back and they... Read more
Back in China...
Pete (our MD) and I are back in China staying in downtown Dongguan. Nice place actually.
Jus Greaves our British quality control guy is coming round in about... Read more
Production Update. And cool new app. so you can see your chair in situ...(at the bottom).
Apologies for the delay in getting back. China was pretty epic and I returned to a sizeable backlog of work, patients, house-move, Mother-in-law staying etc, etc.
We got... Read more
The World is round!
It's 01.50 in China (17.50 UK), and whilst we've been at it for 18+ hrs so far today, it's been a great day!
We've had to deal with small(ish) problems... Read more
It's the early hours of Monday morning here in Shenzhen, China and the jet lag is doing odd things to my body clock, so it's time for an... Read more
Production Pictures - Great progress!
If you've been following closely, you'll know that Dean and I are travelling to China over the weekend to check out the first 20 FreedMan Chairs off the... Read more
Firm delivery dates
Dean and I have booked our flights to check the first 20 chairs of the production line for the 18th of July-so just over 4 weeks. I'm afraid... Read more
We've won top Innovation Award at NeoCon in Chicago!
We've won the top Product Innovation Award from Buildings Magazine at the Neocon Show here in Chicago! We'll be featured in their September issue which goes to 170k facilities managers... Read more
Production delays, but some good news...
It's been a very frustrating month since my last update and we've gone 4-6 weeks behind. Bad luck I'm afraid. Lost documents and trouble with international bank transfers.... Read more
The million-pound chair !!!
By the time you receive one of the first 1500 FreedMan Chairs we will have spent over a million pounds on their development and production! This is what they look... Read more
We're hitting our production deadlines!
First off, apologies for being absent for a while, but that's been due to me working 12-18hr days, 7 days a week. It's going very well and we... Read more
A sensational launch!
We've had a great launch and a lot of people have snapped up a FreedMan Chair and spent almost £50K in just 4 days!
People also seem to... Read more
Great progress and, at last, here's the POST-KS offer!
I hope all is good with you. All is progressing well here.
At last, I'm happy with our systems and e-commerce site and we’re aiming to get it... Read more
I think you'll like these pictures. Pete the photographer fell in love with the chair and it shows...I have to add that we're currently negotiating our way around a possible... Read more
Peter - our manufacturing consultant, Dean - one of our engineers, and me, have been over in China for a week visiting potential manufacturers of our aluminium components. It's been... Read more
Happy New Year ! Here's the full monty...
Firstly, I hope you've had a fabulous festive season and that the coming year is a great one for you.
This is going to be a fairly long... Read more
"100 Best things in the world. Right Now!"
Just a quickie to let you know that, the fairly major magazine for mens style, GQ (The Gentleman's Quarterly) thinks we're one of the 100 best things in the world... Read more
Leaps and Bounds...
It feels like an age since I have been in touch, and I’ve really missed chatting to everyone.
After our fantastic success in the campaign, all thanks to... Read more
A lot of news. All good.
It's been a pretty nuts the last few days ensuring that everything is running smoothly and going to plan. The wheels were all pointing in the right direction... Read more
Firstly, my friends, just to say apologies for the day-long absence. It's been nose-to-tail meetings since Sunday (I also had to fix the bin-shed and take a load of stuff... Read more
This is the beginning!
Our Kickstarter just finished. We raised £340,141,59 which is 194% of our target. It looks like we've sold 1057 FreedMan Chairs!
The real currency of this project has been in... Read more
The Last Post.
You did it. Thank you. Really, thank you!
Looks like we've got a business on our hands here. I can't thank you enough, but don't go away. We are trying... Read more
A message to my friends.
We're approaching 12 hours to go and I just wanted to say a few words, no bold type or exclamation marks.
I know for many this project started 30 days... Read more
WooHoo! Just past $500k! At 17.30 GMT 32 chairs until we reach 1000
I've counted all the chairs bought and as of 17.30 GMT we have 32 chairs left to reach the magic 1000! Not all backers have bought chairs...
Thank you so... Read more
16 hours and 43 chairs to reach the magic 1000!
We've been averaging 3+ and hour and so we should do it, just. Photo finish!
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH EVERYONE!!!
For those of you that don't know, if you raise... Read more
Colours, Colours, Colours!
Firstly, SOOOO many thanks, it's been the most incredible experience getting to know people from all over our lovely planet! But nothing compared to what's coming. Are you... Read more
Japanese subtitles. Yes, really.
Well my Japanese is pretty poor and we have a lot of Japanese fans, so I thought I'd get the animation and Kickstarter vid. subtitled in Japanese. You never know,... Read more
Free Universal Delivery!!!!!
Yes, I know, incredible news! We've gone through the numbers and figures and we are going to deliver anywhere on the planet for free!! Never to be repeated mind you...... Read more
Our colour selector site is up!
Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone!! We are now the most funded UK Kickstarter project for a product, ever!
More importantly though the Colour Selector site is up!... Read more
We're really motoring now! The production process is in full flow and the whole team are working at flat out. You'll be getting your FreedMan Chair next spring.... Read more
Having a great time at the Gadget Show Live
We've been really full on at the show. We were absolutely mobbed, and everyone loves The FreedMan Chair. That's my step-son Jensen doing a grand job at the... Read more
How far would you go to be comfortable?
These guys each bought a FreedMan Chair last week through Kickstarter in Bangkok, Thailand and then dropped by the showroom in London today to try out them out!!
Big respect... Read more
Get ready to celebrate! Our dream is about to become a reality!
We're 98% there, just 10 more pledges to go! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Walt Disney said "If you can dream it, you can do it".
It... Read more
70% Funded! Thank you everyone! Lots of news...
I know they say 'Kickstarter Community' but it's easy to underestimate how much fun it is. It's great to talk to so many people who are interested in The FreedMan... Read more
We've started the production process!
Many, many thanks to our supporters, and if you're not one yet please become one, and be part of what's predicted to be the most funded UK Kickstarter campaign to... Read more
It looks a lot like we'll go a fair way beyond a thousand sales, and the me and the team think we could move up to a range of four... Read more
We're 'trending' to be a million-pound campaign!
It just seems like a very big, unreal number. It's pretty exciting though...
Ok, finally... It's been hard to drag myself away from talking to our lovely community, but finally got round to putting up some pics of chairs in the office. They're... Read more
Off to bed now. It's 1.45am in UK...more tomorrow, but for now I'll leave you with a few lovely (un-posed) pictures of my beautiful daughters...Many, many thanks for your support.... Read more
What an incredible day! £45,000 ($72,000) in 14 Hours. We - that's you and me - smashed through the 25% point!
THANK YOU! I know shouting...but the I am. Just a bit a knackered...this is what kicktraq has to say. Pretty nuts. It's not a real prediction, but it's a great... Read more
12% funded at the three hour mark!
Thank you to everybody. When a project gets past 30% you have a 95% chance of reaching your target. Looking good, so keep spreading the word.
I need another coffee...... Read more
Wow. 30 backers in 60 mins! Thank you.
Thanks to everyone. Below is a photo of the The FreedMan Chair Showroom at 64 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PX. Come down and see us.
Oh, and please shout out about... Read more