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Versatile solutions , inspired by a vintage video game. Everyone can play with it. Everyone can choose between infinite possibilities.
Versatile solutions , inspired by a vintage video game. Everyone can play with it. Everyone can choose between infinite possibilities.
Versatile solutions , inspired by a vintage video game. Everyone can play with it. Everyone can choose between infinite possibilities.
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Hello from since 1984!
Hello from since 1984!

 

             

 

 

MEET SINCE1984

Since1984 is a lightweight modular system that can be used in small living spaces, showrooms, loft and offices...!!! 

Users can play while transforming their spaces by moving the pieces around...sitting on them, gathering with friends and family during a movie night! 

 Since1984 is adaptable to multiple users scenarios.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES THAT MATCHES YOUR LIFESTYLE. 

It's simple. Furniture modules, matchable sides . Modules can be put together in a bunch of different combinations to make different types of furniture. A basic kit will give you a table, a bookshelf, a sculpture, and much more.

Buy the whole package - 7 pieces - and you can have as many solutions as your creativity allows.

  • FUN and TIMELESS :It can playful or serious or both, as you like it. You can change your configuration any time and give a new look to your space. 
  • PORTABLE: 1984 is very lightweight. You can take it with you wherever you go. You can move it around as you like. You can constantly make different furniture solutions for your place. Just use your imagination. 
  • UNIQUE: Since1984 adapts to your taste and your space with a few small changes like varnish, felt or upholstery. 
  • STACKABLE: Not only does Since1984 make great seating and coffee tables but modules can be also stacked on top of each other to safely make shelves! 
  •  EASY : SINCE1984 is shipped as a flat package. You just need a small Phillips screw driver to assemble it.

Since1984 brings people together because everyone can be their own personal designer. Imagine your friends come over and....you need a dining table. With 2 hands and 2 minutes, you can have one. You'll never have to buy furniture you don't need again.

Since 1984 is a tribute to that age, a fun game, a furniture modular system to play with while designing your own space!

Back in 1984, at the time of Orwell's Big Brother and explosion of Pop culture a fabulous video game was invented. Since 1984 is simple and fun to use. It easily adapts to any space and be used in infinite ways in your home, office, school, showroom, or hotel...

Stackable Version
Stackable Version

  

Color Options Available! Natural, white, black, red and green. 

Natural can be customized with our stickers (check rewards below) or painted by yourself in a DYI project.

natural, white, black, red, green
natural, white, black, red, green

REWARDS 

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Early Bird Discount Rewards

 

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SUPER EARLY BIRD!

 

DIMENSIONS

 

CONFIGURATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 THE STORY

The first prototype was built here in my house by me and my father who came from Italy on vacation.

After the idea to revisit a fun vintage video game as furniture system we needed to started to see if we could easily build one. The first big challenge was building the prototype in the house trying to keep the cost low. We used a drill, a saw and some screws. We left one side open and the other one could be removed to try to make it more functional as storage too. Beside the construction the design process was simple and fun.

It was a good starting point I still use the prototype in my place and I cane their configuration every time I need too or just for fun if I get bored of the look of my living room.

After the first prototypes there were many issues to resolve like materials and flat packaging. It was a long process of trial and error with the collaboration of friends, wood makers and manufacturing companies.

Since1984 IS FURNITURE AS A GAME

Since1984 is fun furniture. You buy modules and arrange them as you please to make the type of furniture you want. Use it as storage, a sculpture or add some functionality and turn it into a bookshelf! You can sit on it. Stand on it. Jump on it, have dinner, or coffee with your friends.

IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO REARRANGE IT.

You  can sit on it, stand, jump, have dinner or use it as stylish coffee table for a fancy dinner!
You can sit on it, stand, jump, have dinner or use it as stylish coffee table for a fancy dinner!

SPECIFICATIONS

Each side is made with pre-finished Ply 3/4". Each side is joint using cam locks that are hidden and add strength to the assembly.

This product is RTA: ready to assembly with the use of a simple screwdriver.

Structure: Plywood , Class E1, not hazardous for human health, animals and the environment.

Flat Package.

No waste of materials: the whole set is made with 2 and a half sheets of ply.

Custom Clams.

Environmentally friendly, durable, hygienic, easy to clean, tough, water-proof, resistent to commonly used chemicals.

what about colors?
what about colors?

WHERE AM I SPENDING YOUR MONEY?

I created since1984 to inspire people’s creativity! My dream is to keep creating new, fun and affordable designs! 

My goal is to raise money to keep improving Since1984. I want to offer more versatility and functionality. Different pieces with more colors and options! Different materials for adults and kids alike! Things you can use in your hotel, office, home, or lobby. 

I will also keep working and expand SINCE1984 Collection. with new fun furniture and home accessories!

Hopefully you will be part of it!

elegant. pop. unique
elegant. pop. unique

 

endless solutions
endless solutions

 

luxury pack for hotels, restaurant and your home
luxury pack for hotels, restaurant and your home

 

colored cushions
colored cushions

 

colorful options for kids
colorful options for kids

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram @_since1984_

Twitter @_since1984_

Facebook @since1984collection

THANKS

Thank you Dad and Ros for the support and for believing in me always, Veronica Ronchi for managing the overall process, Nicholas Albrecht for being an amazing visionary and photographer, Vanessa Crocini for editing the video and making it real. All my friends who support me.  

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Risks and challenges

CHALLENGES

We have a local production partner. Now we need funds for raw materials and manufacturing.
We also need some nice cushy packaging for your products to arrive at your home safe and sound.
And we need to store our inventory and fulfill your orders without delays. For that we need to hire some qualified help that we have also identified.

RISKS

We've spent a lot of time building partnerships with experienced manufacturers to mitigate as many often risks as possible, but we know there will still be unexpected challenges along the way. We will always be transparent and inform our backers of potential hurdles.

SHIPPING DATE
We have built in extra time for the manufacturing process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates. We will always keep you informed if things take longer than planned.

MANUFACTURING
We have established relationships with experienced contract manufacturers to mitigate the risk of delays by material suppliers and to ensure quality control is implemented at the highest level. We have built test prototypes with our manufacturer and they fully understand our product, specifications and production timeline.

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    Thank you card

    Support us from all over the world!
    You will receive a digital thank you card and we will be forever grateful!!

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    STICK IT ON Since1984

    Decorate your "Since1984" or surround yourself with geometrical wonderfulness.
    YOU GET 3 black, 3 white, 3 gold vinyl decals suitable for wood, walls, glass, cardboard, plastic. Just peel and stick. Yes is that easy!

    Estimated delivery: By November 2017

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    T-SHIRT Early Birds ($35 Value)

    Early Bird Wear "Since1984"
    Choose your color : silver, charcoal or red.

    Sizes: S M L (Women and Men)

    Estimated delivery: By November 2017

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    TRAVEL PACK Early Birds ($80 Value)

    Backpack and Apron.
    Travel with our small tote backpack! Perfect to carry your computer, book or gym clothes.

    You will receive also an elegant and hip Apron for your cooking or art night with your friend and family.

    Silkscreened Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

    Estimated delivery: By November 2017

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    SOLOPACK-SUPER EARLY BIRDS ($199Value)

    Limited Promotion!

    Start playing now with Since1984 and collect the first piece by piece of our modular furniture system: Perfect as stool, side table, storage or shelf unit.

    3 colors options available: natural, black and white.

    *Since 1984 is locally handmade using only the finest ply*

    Made Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

    Estimated delivery: By December 2017
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    SOLOPACK Early Bird ($199 Value)

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    3 colors options available: natural, black and white.

    *Since 1984 is locally handmade using only the finest ply*

    Made Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

    Estimated delivery: By December 2017
    Shipping details: Ship to US only

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    2 PACK-SUPER EARLY BIRDS ($359Value)

    Limited Promotion!

    Start playing now with Since1984 and collect the first two pieces of our modular furniture system.
    Choose between 3 Combos we offer :
    A.ELLA+CUBETTO
    B.ZAZA+CUBETTO
    C.ELLE+LUNGO

    Perfect as stools, side tables, storage or shelf units, Since1984 2PACK is designed to fit houses, school, offices and showrooms.

    3 colors options available: natural, black and white. (No Mix and Match available at the moment)

    Made Locally in San Francisco.

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    2PACK - Early Bird ($359 Value)

    Start playing now with Since1984 and collect the first two pieces of our modular furniture system.
    Choose between 3 Combos we offer :
    A.ELLA+CUBETTO
    B.ZAZA+CUBETTO
    C.ELLE+LUNGO

    Perfect as stools, side tables, storage or shelf units, Since1984 2PACK is designed to fit houses, school, offices and showrooms.

    3 colors options available: natural, black and white. (No Mix and Match available at the moment)

    Made Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

    Estimated delivery: By December 2017
    Shipping details: Ship to US only

    Includes:
    • DIY ONLINE KIT
    • PIMP YOUR 1984
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    3 PACK-SUPER EARLY BIRDS ($539Value)

    Limited Promotion!

    Create your own furniture and assemble and disassemble it every time you want with Since1984 - 3PACK.

    YOU GET 3 modular units: ELLE, ESSE and LUNGO
    Use your creativity to create more than 20 possible combinations and within seconds everything will be set up!

    3 colors options available: natural, black and white. (No Mix and Match available at the moment)
    Made Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

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    Shipping details: Ship to US only

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    3PACK- Early Birds ($539 Value)

    Create your own furniture and assemble and disassemble it every time you want with Since1984 - 3PACK.

    YOU GET 3 modular units: ELLE, ESSE and LUNGO
    Use your creativity to create more than 20 possible combinations and within seconds everything will be set up!

    3 colors options available: natural, black and white. (No Mix and Match available at the moment)
    Made Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

    Estimated delivery: By December 2017
    Shipping details: Ship to US only

    Includes:
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    • PIMP YOUR 1984
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    7 PACK-SUPER EARLY BIRDS ($1159Value)

    Limited Promotion!

    Keep your game going and play over 100 solutions with our Since1984 - 7PACK.

    YOU GET our full selection of 7 pieces: ELLE, TETE, CUBETTO, LUNGO, ZAZA, ELLA and ESSE. Each shape will serve infinite purposes and can be mixed and match to rethink your spaces and create truly functional designs. It’s more intriguing than a videogame, trust us on this.

    *7PACK is fasteners free and locally handmade using only the finest Ply*

    5 colors options available: natural, black, red, blue, white. (You can mix and match up to 2 different colors)
    Made Locally in San Francisco.

    Support small local businesses!

    Estimated delivery: By December 2017
    Shipping details: Ship to US only

    Includes:
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    • PIMP YOUR 1984
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