About this project
Who We Are:
Hello Kickstarter, my name is Dario Antonioni. I’m the founder and creative director of a boutique design studio in LA called Orange22. Over our ten-year history we’ve designed a wide range of award winning products and brand defining retail environments.
We are really excited to bring to the Kickstarter community a new furniture concept we call, Botanist Minimal.
The Botanist Minimal is constructed from sustainably harvested poplar and high-grade engineered veneers. The refined Botanist Minimal has been designed so that no hardware is visible and its composed of two distinct elements, a formed bent wood sleeve and a structural brace. Smartly engineered spring loaded pins within the brace secure the two elements. Each Botanist Minimal comes with a distinctive brushed aluminum signature medallion.
Specs : Weight 45 LBS 60" L x 18" D x 18" W
The minimalist profile of Botanist looks great in modern environments.
Precision molds provide a consistent thickness throughout the radius and all hardware is hidden from view.
Botanist Minimal is available in Walnut or Rift Oak.
A brushed aluminum signature medallion authenticates each Botanist Minimal.
Botanist Minimal is a reinterpretation of our original all aluminum outdoor bench which was originally conceived for the contract furnishings market. Since its launch the aluminum bench has been specified for use in retail stores, spas, parks and even airports! It’s also won some coveted design awards along the way. Over and over we’ve had many requests to make an all-wood version of Botanist for use in residential interiors.
The Art of Reduction:
The minimalistic design is based on a reduction based design process where we examined a typical bench and rigorously reduced it into its essential elements. In the case of Botanist Minimal only two basic components are meaningful to produce a functional bench. Those components are 1) a bent wood top which transitions into the structural legs and 2) a center rib for additional stability and rigidity. The end result is beautiful with the two basic elements working harmonious together.
How it's Made:
Designing something that’s minimal doesn’t make it easy to manufacture. And the difference between beautiful design and junk is in the detail. This is where being really meticulous pays off. Botanist Minimal has been re-engineered from the ground up to accommodate manufacturing techniques suitable for bent wood production.
How We Will Use the Funds:
We’ve been working on Botanist Minimal for close to one year now. During this time we re-engineered our original design and solicited prototype samples from vendors in China, Indonesia and Vermont. We then got on a plane and traveled to each of these places to review their facilities and the initial prototypes in person. After careful consideration we made our final vendor selection.
decision was based on quality, reliability, attention to detail and
pricing. We are extremely happy with our fabrication partner and
confident that our customers will have a product they will love for
years to come.
We will use the funds from Kickstarter to produce final production tooling, purchase bulk materials, refine final packaging and to place our first official order. Its taken a lot of work to get to this point and now – everything is set to go.
We Have a Terrific Offering:
Gets you a "limited edition" Botanist poster which is printed in thick card stock and double sided.
Gets you a "limited edition" Botanist poster AND a "limited edition" Botansit T-Shirt (Male and Female Options Available)
Gets you a Pre-Framed "limited edition" Botanist poster AND a "limited edition" Botanist T-Shirt.
Pledge $299 or more
Pledge $299 and you will get a brand spanking NEW Botanist Minimal Bench w/ signature medallion AND a “limited edition” Botanist poster. Choose from Walnut (or) Oak. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING! That's a terrific deal folks!
MSRP will be set at $799.00 so early backers will save $500 bucks and get FREE SHIPPING! (Woohoo)
Oak Finish Pictured Walnut Finish Pictured
We are huge fans of Kickstarter and hope this unique funding platform will allow us to bring Botanist Minimal into production and with some luck – help us create the next modern furniture icon.
Thank you for checking us out!
Our first container should arrive stateside by the mid September so it would be safe to say that you could expect your bench the 3rd week of Sept.
No. You will not be charged. If we do not reach our minimum funding goal of $20,000 then your credit card will not be charged.
Simply drop us a note with your color selection, Walnut or Rift Oak, and also provide us a ship to address. We will reconfirm with you prior to shipping to make sure we've got it all straight.
Simply drop us a note with your ship to address along with your pledge and your color selection. We will reconfirm with you prior to shipping to make sure we've got it all straight.
There is not additional cost to ship to Canada.
There's an additional $75.00 USD that we'll need to add on to your $299 pledge in order to ship your bench to Europe.
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