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This Stool Rocks

A project in London, United Kingdom by James McBennett

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We make beautifully crafted ready-to-assemble furniture. We created our first product, 'This Stool Rocks,' available from Kickstarter.
Backers: 532
Average Pledge Per Backer: £49

Funded: £26,095 of £25,000
Dates: Mar 4th -> Apr 13th (40 days)
Project By: James McBennett
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April 9th - via:
Thank you!Still in shock. I personally can't begin to convey what a complete relief it is to know that we are going ahead with making this rocking stool for everyone. Beginning with the nervous pushing of the large green kickstarter button that put... (Read More)

One week to go!

April 6th - via:
From a coverage perespective, we are thrilled to have been covered by several more top news groups such as Forbes, the BBC and the Make (Newsletter). We keep getting closer to our goal, but still have £7000 to go. Please share the Forbes article to... (Read More)

£9,000 still to go!

April 1st - via:
Yesterday, we had a fantastic day as we landed on the Kickstarter homepage as the project of the day. We recieved backing of £1650. But all is not over yet and we need your help more than ever. Share our Kickstarter campaign with your friends! If... (Read More)

First Stool Downloaded!

March 25th - via:
As you saw on the kickstarter page, we are giving away the design file for This Stool Rocks on a non-commercial license. Generally, we expect this will be for educational-use for those who have the right equipment. The first stool has been made! and... (Read More)

Customised Stools + Update to Page

March 24th - via:
Hope everyones enjoying their weekend! Working digitally, changing the size of these stools (or any piece of furniture) is really easy. One of our UK backers is 6"6 with his co-worker even taller. We are going to test what size they like best with... (Read More)

It's nice to be talked about...

March 20th - via:
Backers, Thank you for your awesome support so far. We are picking up lots of interesting press about the bigger picture of Fabsie, the distributed, digital and downloadable furniture movement that allows Digital - to - Physical manufacturing to come... (Read More)

A Whole New World (for Furniture)

March 13th - via:
Thank you!I would like to thank everyone who backed us so far and write a personal message. We are almost at 250 backers, excited about our progression forward and hope you are too. We have been covered by some of the biggest websites and have lots... (Read More)

£5,500+ Funded

March 5th - via:
Since hitting the green button which started the kickstarter campaign, we're progressed to 22% FUNDED!!! INCREDIBLE!!!! Thank you for your fantastic support! We are currently at UK £5,500 / US$8,350, it's still a long way to go and 36 days to do... (Read More)

This Stool Rocks

March 4th - via:
Could this be IKEA 2.0? "This Stool Rocks" is a Kickstarter project for a stool with rocking functionality. But perhaps the most revolutionary design isn't the stool itself, James McBennet from Fabsie wants to take the flat-pack furniture industry to the next level. (Read More)

this stool rocks - fabsie ready-to-assemble furniture

March 4th - via:
disappointed with the options of ready-to-assemble furniture currently on the market, james mcbennet, who previously worked with OMA, responded with fabsie, an online platform whose mission is to find the next generation of quality, easy-to-build pieces. most furniture today is made using mass production techniques and standardized designs. though this approach reduces costs for manufacturers, it limits customization for the consumer, and a majority of the designs are made cheaply overseas which results in longer shipping distances and greater environmental impact. (Read More)

Fabsie Is Like an Ikea You Can Customise and 3D-Cut Yourself

March 4th - via:
Ikea’s great and all, but it’s expensive, and it’s just flat-packed stuff at the end of the day. You also have to fit to Ikea’s set dimensions, and configurations, but what if you could make things as big or as small as you liked? Customise your flat-packed furniture, get it made and shipped directly to you. That’s the premise behind Fabsie, the CNC-powered 3D-cutting furniture site, where you’ll be able to order almost anything you like. (Read More)

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