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The Office for Lost Objects™ is a contemporary American furniture design studio. This project will finance production of our first piece.

The Office for Lost Objects™ is a furniture design studio in Madison, WI, founded by me, Jarrod. I design modern contemporary furniture and other objects for the home according to a design philosophy comprised of the following principles:

-Respect the Super Normal.
-Revel in the infra-ordinary.
-Honor craftsmanship.
-Follow a logic.
-Express an integrity.
-Seek an essence.

What results - I hope - are durable, useful, beautiful, obtainable objects. I've done a lot of work already, including the design of the studio's brand identity, a ton of design and prototyping on a few furniture pieces, exposure of the pieces in exhibitions and on the web, and gotten some great validation from really knowledgeable people. (Read about The Office on dwell: http://www.dwell.com/articles/the-office-for-lost-objects.html)

The next step is to produce and sell some furniture - this is where you come in. The money raised in this project will go directly toward financing the first production run of the 10 Degree Stepstool, as well as packaging design, prototyping and production.

The step stools will be produced domestically, by local craftsmen, with locally sourced raw material. Sustainability is very important to me, both in the myriad small decisions that affect each product and in the studio's overarching strategy and ethos.

As rewards for your contributions, The Office for Lost Objects™ has created a group of very unique gifts, including several that feature artwork commissioned from some of the studio's talented friends.

I appreciate you taking the time to look at my project. If you would like to know more about anything at all, please contact me- looking forward to hearing from you!

www.officeforlostobjects.com

A full image gallery of all the rewards can be seen here:
http://www.officeforlostobjects.com/Kickstarter%20Gallery/index.html

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    We will print your name in The Office for Lost Objects™ 2010 Annual Report- and we will be very grateful!

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    Custom branded and unbranded iPhone backgrounds, delivered as iPhone ready JPGs. (Designs can be seen at The Office for Lost Objects™ website.)

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    An 8"x10" print of one of four unique designs, printed on archival quality, 100% cotton Sterling Rag fine art paper. Frame ready! (Designs can be seen at The Office for Lost Objects™ website.)

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    One of three unique t-shirt designs created especially for Kickstarter, each available in 2 colors in sizes from S to 2XL. They will be screen printed on super soft, combed ringspun cotton shirts. (Designs can be seen at The Office for Lost Objects™ website.)

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    A 20"x30" super high quality, Giclee fine art print of the unique artwork commissioned solely for Kickstarter. Each of four designs will be printed on archival quality, 100% cotton Somerset Velvet, a beautiful heavyweight (255gsm) paper. (Designs can be seen at The Office for Lost Objects™ website.) Limited editions, hand-numbered, of 25 each.

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    One of each! You will get a slight discount on a great group of products, choosing one (1) product each from each of the lower tiers.

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    One of the very first production run 10 Degree Stepstools ever made- in solid white oak. (Design can be seen at The Office for Lost Objects™ website.)

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