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LLSTOL is simple, comfortable and multi-functional lounge chair, consist of two identically "L" shaped elements.

Hi kickstarters! Thanks for stopping by. I am happy that we have come this far and can now start our project on kickstarter. With your help we can make next step and start production of the first series of chairs.

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WHAT IS LLSTOL


It is a very simple, elegant and multi-functional lounge chair. It consist of two identically “L” shaped elements that can be easily folded and stored in a small space. You can also assemble small table or bench and with more elements even a bookshelves or some kind of landscape. Assemblage is very easy and without complex details or metal components. It is made from molded beech plywood.

PROJECT

The project started in a small design workshop at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We started with a simple idea and first made models and a full scale chair where we studied the dimensions and ergonomics. After a great deal of research and work we have the final “L” shaped element we were searching for. Now we are collaborating with a small chair factory, STOL & STOL. They have the right technology for molded plywood designs and a long tradition of manufacturing chairs. With this collective effort and contributions we now have several prototypes.

joining elements in a chair
joining elements in a chair

WHY PLYWOOD

Laminated molded plywood is an excellent material for designing furniture as it is sustainable and has strong compressive and tensile characteristics. We want to use only natural and sustainable materials with as little environmental impact as possible. Slovenia is one of few countries with very high percentage of forests - over 60% of land is forest. For the LLSTOL we are using quality beech wood which is also the most common type of wood in our country. So LLSTOL is made ​​entirely of wood and coated with natural oil.

wood is coming
wood is coming
detail of molded beech plywood
detail of molded beech plywood

USABILITY

The LLSTOL is transformable and can be used for various purposes. The “L” shaped element proved to be the configuration best adaptable to multiple uses. Its basic use is as a lounge chair, but it can be transformed into other furniture types very easy and without complex details or metal components. We think the chair will suit students, middle generation and young families with small apartments where the chair’s transformable qualities are best expressed. Because of its size and adaptability to many situations, the chair can be stored and then used as an extra seat when one has guests. Beside its many domestic uses, we think the chair is suitable also for public buildings e.g., coffee shops, galleries, student dormitories, hotel lobbies, libraries, book shops etc.

multi-purpose of “L” elements: stacking, mobility, drawing board, rest support, lounge chair, coffee table, bench, shelving, landscape
multi-purpose of “L” elements: stacking, mobility, drawing board, rest support, lounge chair, coffee table, bench, shelving, landscape
moving around
moving around
enjoying coffee
enjoying coffee
reading in the local bookstore
reading in the local bookstore
reading newspaper on a bench
reading newspaper on a bench
welcome to seat
welcome to seat

CHARACTERISTICS

Basic dimensions of chair in inches. Elements are 0.55 inches (14 mm) thick with a total weight of 20 lbs (9.2 kg).
Basic dimensions of chair in inches. Elements are 0.55 inches (14 mm) thick with a total weight of 20 lbs (9.2 kg).

FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

If we succeed with your help to realize the project, we believe that chair has great potential for further development. We are thinking in many directions, (different colors, upper layer veneers, various perforations, textile accessories and children size chairs) some of them we want to realize through the kickstartar project. Our goal is for user interface so that the buyer can design his or hers own textile or perforation.

various perforations
various perforations

PRODUCTION

And now, this is where we need your help! To achieve a reasonable price we have to produce a minimum of 200 chairs; this means 400 elements! As mentioned earlier, we have an established company who is committed to produce the chairs, however, we must cover all initial (mold for large series, materials) and shipping costs totaling $18,000. We believe we can make it, and start our production. For your support we are prepared to offer some great rewards!

REWARDS

If with your help, we achieve our financial goal, we can offer rewards to our contributors. All kickstarter supporters will receive great thanks and will be updated on our progress on research, development and production. We plan on shipping chairs to backers by December 2012. Other rewards are planned to be shipped in November. Awards disclaimer: No rewards can be offered unless our financial goal of $18,000 is reached.

$190 - get LLSTOL chair
$190 - get LLSTOL chair
$15 - postcards - front page with different motives of chair in use and back page with a brief description of chair for
$15 - postcards - front page with different motives of chair in use and back page with a brief description of chair for
$35 - T-shirts designed with unique motives of perforations for LLSTOL
$35 - T-shirts designed with unique motives of perforations for LLSTOL
$45 - miniature chair in 1:10 scale, made from plywood, with the same tehnology as full scale chair
$45 - miniature chair in 1:10 scale, made from plywood, with the same tehnology as full scale chair

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