Jessica Banks’ is the principal of RockPaperRobot, the Brooklyn-based design/engineering firm that first caught our eye with their magnetically-levitating Float Table. Now Banks and co. have created another furniture design magic trick, this one in seating. Here’s the Ollie, their innovative, lightweight fold-flat chair:
The Ollie Chair has been successfully Kickstarted, with $165,646 in pledges on an $80,000 goal, with 23 days left at press time.
In future they’ll be offering the chair with custom printing options…
…and while the current version of the chair is indoor/outdoor, being made from teak and aluminum that will be either anodized or powder-coated (they’re still experimenting with both to see which offers superior durability), they’re also planning to release an indoor-only version with a felt-lined tambour.
The Kickstarter batch will begin shipping in November.