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Hand-crafted by designer Josef Lang, CR45 is the first chair of it's kind. A design born in Denmark, and growing in America.
Hand-crafted by designer Josef Lang, CR45 is the first chair of it's kind. A design born in Denmark, and growing in America.
88 backers pledged $12,169 to help bring this project to life.
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Risks and challenges

One of the biggest goals of this project is to get the proper tooling I need to make CR45 at the level of quality it deserves. The frames made with the current tooling have been off enough in terms of accuracy to put undue stress on the welds. This means that though the chair looks good, there are forces trying to pull it apart at its various connections. The new tool should correct this problem entirely.

Another challenge will be finding a welder that will do the job well as the company I used to work with is no longer operating. I have contacted another local company that is up to the job, but if the quality is not what it needs to be, the challenge will be to get another test welded by someone else until I find the right person to work with. I have built $1,000 into the budget for this contingency, which is enough for multiple tests if necessary.

Once funded, I promise to keep all of my backers regularly updated on the progress of the project. There will be a lull in production as I will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia for the six-week fall quarter, and away from my work space in Omaha. After this I have a six-week winter break, during which time I will be back finish the production of the chairs and ottomans. I appreciate your patience with this timeline!

Thank you for supporting CR45: A Chair from Denmark.

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    A HUGE THANK YOU

    Your name listed in alphabetical order in the "CR45: A Chair from Denmark" book as a supporter of the project, plus regular updates as the project unfolds.

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    CR45 Art Print

    One of three highly designed posters featuring the CR45 chair in humorous ways or in surreal situations. Think something like, the cast of Leave it to Beaver around the table at Thanksgiving with the chair as the centerpiece instead of a turkey.

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    CR45 Art Print: The Collection

    All three unique posters.

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    "CR45: A Chair from Denmark"
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    The story behind the design's conception as well as "the making of" CR45, documented in a 50+ page full-color book.

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    "CR45: A Chair from Denmark"
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    The story behind the design's conception as well as "the making of" CR45, documented in a 50+ page full-color book.

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    Reward Bundle

    The Art Print Collection, the Hand Sketch of a Famous Chair, and the Hardcover Book.

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    Custom Color CR45
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    You get the chair and get to pick the colors of the frame and cord! Hand-made by the designer, just for you. (hardcover book included)

    US RETAIL: $950

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    CR45 with Ottoman
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    You get the chair and the ottoman! Hand-made by the designer, with matte black frame and natural white cording. (hardcover book included)

    US RETAIL: $1,075

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    CR45
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    Hand-made by the designer, with matte black frame and natural white cording. (Non early bird chairs will be made in the order in which the pledge was made)

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    Custom Color CR45
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    CR45 with ottoman
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    Hand-made by the designer, with matte black frame and natural white cording. (Non early bird chairs will be made in the order in which the pledge was made)

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    Custom Color CR45 with Ottoman
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    A hand sketch of a famous chair

    From the work of Ray and Charles Eames to Hans Wegner, one iconic chair will be drawn for by hand for you! (6x6" drawing, artwork by designer)

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    CR45: You get the chair!

    Hand-made by the designer, with matte black frame and natural white cording. (hardcover book included)

    US RETAIL: $775

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    Custom Color CR45 with Ottoman
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    You get the chair and ottoman - and get to pick the colors of the frame and cord! Hand-made by the designer, just for you.
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    US RETAIL: $1,150

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    LIMITED EDITION CHROME-DIPPED CR45
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    You and only you will get you the frame of your handcrafted chair and ottoman dipped in a precious metal. Complimented with black cording to balance out the brightness of the frame.

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Funding period

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