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Dustin HoffmanBy Dustin Hoffman
First created
Dustin HoffmanBy Dustin Hoffman
First created
$2,714
pledged of $11,000pledged of $11,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 29 2015 7:33 PM UTC +00:00

About

MultiDeck

Each cell, built with structural steel tubing, measures over 12 feet in height with 21 square feet of lounge space per deck. We are seeking your support to help fund the cost of materials only, which includes $6300 for steel tubing and brackets and $1,600 for lounge material. 

The MultiDeck's Dimensions
The MultiDeck's Dimensions

 The Experience 

While there is an abundance of structures to play on and areas to dance and run, calm lounge spaces to escape the chaos and observe are less common and limited. Inspired by Animus’ Honey Trap structure, each MultiDeck nest will serve as a beautiful geometric rest and relaxation deck.

The Designer + Team

Dustin Hoffman, a programmer living in NYC attended Burning Man in 2011 where he was blown away and decided to move to San Francisco. The MultiDeck was conceived after his second burn in 2013; an elevated lounge and reflection structure. His goal is to give back to this creative community and provide and useful and inspiring space for Burning Man and beyond.

Fortunately he is accompanied by a slew of talented designers, makers, and friends willing to put in the elbow grease to make the MultiDeck a reality.

The Rewards

The Build 

MultiDeck's structural steel tubing will come together with 96 brackets fabricated at TechShop in San Francisco. The brackets have three to four posts that allow the steel tubing to slide in perfectly. All of the hard work is being completed now in San Francisco so that simple and seamless, on-site assembly and disassembly can be completed quickly. The brackets, of which there are currently 10, are built out of ¼ inch steel. The rest of the fabrication is taking place out of our studio in SOMA and can easily be completed within the next two months. 

The first 4 brackets
The first 4 brackets

Budget Breakdown

Breakdown of materials and costs to complete the vision: 

  • Tubing: $3,500
  • Brackets: $2,800
  • Wood Platforms (18): $900
  • Plush: $700
  • Kickstarter Fees: $1000
  • Rewards: $2600
  • Trailer Rental & Transportation: $800

Grand Total: $11,000 

Your Support 

This project has been funded completely out-of-pocket thus far. With your help and support, MultiDeck can become a reality at Burning Man and beyond.

Want to help? 

Spread the word! Shoot an email to ema.grayson@gmail.com if you’d like to lend a helping hand with construction or have any questions. Know where MultiDeck should come after Burning Man? Let us know! 

Thank you!

  • Serg + Yelena of Hybycozo for the advice
  • Marie Poliak for her photoshop & illustration help
  • Vitamindevo for the mix and support
  • Torry Smith for reviewing the design & offering fabrication advice
  • TechShop for providing a space to make Marie Poliak for her photoshop & illustration help
  • Denis & Emma for making the video and writing the copy
  • Everyone who's helped fabricate brackets thus far!

Risks and challenges

Conceiving the MultiDeck and drafting plans was the easy part—the hard part lies ahead. The prototype was a success, and very strong—we’re just going to need to build the rest of the brackets at this point, which requires lots of raw material. So one of the greatest challenges is acquiring and transporting those materials, which is why Dustin bought a truck.

Obviously, bringing anything to Burning Man can have unexpected problems arise, from burner-proof'ing the structure's design, to
being placed by the Artery on open playa, to assembling the structure.

Oh, did we mention Dustin is still trying to find a ticket? Well, he is.
There are a number of challenges, big and small—nothing that hard work and perseverance can't take care of. This isn't rocket surgery ;)

We are eternally grateful to all of our friends and family who have volunteered thus far to start the MultiDeck project. You can help us finish it!

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