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furniture designed for the young, the adventuring, the "nomads" of our day following opportunity wherever it may present itself. Read more

Provo, UT Product Design
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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 5, 2012.

furniture designed for the young, the adventuring, the "nomads" of our day following opportunity wherever it may present itself.

Provo, UT Product Design
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About this project

nomad is furniture designed with this "modern nomad" in mind.  furniture designed to be simple, minimal, easy to assemble, disassemble, and move. nomad is modular and uses a tool-less joint system, so you never have screws or tools to keep track of.  nomad is made in the USA from local eco-friendly materials.  we love what we do.  hope you enjoy it too!

why back nomad? besides awesome product... 

1. get the product first. each peice of furniture will be signed numbered and dated. this is only available through kickstarter.

2. get a deal. you are getting the product at limited time first run prices that won't be available after kickstarter. and all prices include free shipping.  how great is that.

3. get the colors you want. all colors may not be available after kickstarter. by ordering now you get more variety.

rewards and products

nomad desk ($150)

nomad media stack ($80) and media bins ($25)

nomad bookcase ($80)

nomad coffee table and end tables

nomad 3 window picture frame ($25)

fits 3 5"x5" pictures.  (crop from 5"x7")

"modern nomad" art print ($10)

colors

all products are available in any of the five colors. we will ask you which color you want after the project is successful.
all products are available in any of the five colors. we will ask you which color you want after the project is successful.

why do we need kickstarter? 

we need box printing and cutting dies.  these dies are used to create the prints on the boxes and cut the boxes out of sheets for cardboard. these dies allow us to produce in mass quantities, which leads to a second reason for kickstarter.  we need to be able to meet the factories minimum order requirements.  your orders help us meet the minimum threshold required to get into production.

who are we?

nomad. traditionally nomads are characterized by moving from place to place following herds, water, or pastures.  as a college student I found myself moving from place to place, not in search of sustenance but in search of opportunity.  school, dating, experience, career.  i am a modern nomad.   

nomad is the brain child of quark enterprises. we are a product design company.  quark designs and manufactures furniture products.  we currently have a line of kids furniture called sprout.  check it out at sprout-kids.com.  we currently manufacture and ship out of a facility in North Salt Lake, Utah.  

the product

our products are designed for simplicity.  designed to be easy to use and simple to manufacture.  furniture is manufactured on a CNC machine from sheets of wood.  the wood we use is a medium density fiberboard which is much stronger than particle board often used in ikea products.  this material is made from preconsumer recycled materials.  the boxes and drawers we use are made from up to 30% post consumer recycled material and are completely recyclable. 

the patent pending joints used in our products are machined directly into the furniture, so no tools or hardware are required for assembly, and the product can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly without wearing out.  we know, we've tested it.  as parts are slid together, they have to bend or twist slightly which creates tension between the parts, and keeps them from coming apart.

updates:

aug. 10, 2012: we now have a second coffee table prototype--it now has a bottom portion that makes the table ideal for extra storage space.

bottom portion of updated coffee table prototype

FAQ

  • Yes, Probably. Shipping is a little expensive, we didn't include international shipping in the cost of our product. If you live internationally just send us a message with our country and postal code, and we will let you know how much you need to add to a pledge to cover the shipping. Hope this helps.

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    16 backers

    A great big THANK YOU!

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    About $10 USD

    13 backers

    "MODERN NOMAD"
    art print 8" x 10"

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    About $25 USD

    10 backers

    PICTURE FRAME or 5 MEDIA BINS:
    Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green for frame.
    Free shipping. Five bins hold up to 90 DVDs.
    This award not available outside 48 states.

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    About $70 USD

    1 backer

    END TABLE: Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green. Free shipping. This award not available outside 48 states

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    About $80 USD

    12 backers

    BOOKCASE or MEDIA STACK:

    Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green.
    Free shipping. Media Stack includes bins.
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    About $100 USD

    3 backers

    COFFEE TABLE: Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green. Free shipping. This award not available outside 48 states

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    About $150 USD

    12 backers

    DESK:

    For the price of a college text book get the nomad desk in your choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green.
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    Pledge $220 or more
    About $220 USD

    10 backers

    DESK+(BOOKCASE or MEDIA STACK):

    Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green.
    Free shipping.
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    About $230 USD

    0 backers

    COFFEE TABLE + 2 END TABLES: Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green. Free shipping. This award not available outside 48 states

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    Pledge $350 or more
    About $350 USD

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    SIGNED & NUMBERED FIRST EDITION DESKS:
    We will sign, date, and number each kickstarter desk as it is produced. This pledge gets you #1, 2, or 3 (pledge first to get #1). Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
    Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green.
    Free shipping.
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    About $650 USD

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    CUSTOM DESIGNED DESK+(BOOKCASE or MEDIA STACK):
    Tell us what you want!
    Choice of grey, white, pink, orange, green.
    Free shipping.
    This award not available outside 48 states. (Design subject to approval. Design on desk only)

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Funding period

- (42 days)