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Ollie Shape-Shifting Chair

Editor's Rating
4.7?
Discovered on 2017-03-06

Revolutionize your interior space with the Ollie Shape-Shifting Chair. Featuring a slatted wood seat, the chair transforms from a chair to a compact unit for easy storage. The key to the transformation of the Ollie Chair lies in the sturdy aluminum base. Available in white, silver, or black, this lightweight base complements the teak tambour wood with style. It also has hinges along the legs and in the middle of the seat. With a tug of a string, the entire chair folds flat. The slatted wood allows for this fluid motion to make storage as easy as ever. Additionally, this wood design produces a superbly ergonomic structure for your back. Perfect for inside any room or even outside, the Ollie Chair maximizes your space and offers a comfy seat anywhere. In addition to this convenience, the Ollie Chair is both rust and warp resistant.

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Overview & Specs
Material :
Teak, Aluminum
Weight :
16 lbs.
Open Dimensions :
20.75 x 35 x 18 inches
Closed Dimensions :
35 x 18 x 2.25 inches
Base Color :
White, Silver, Black
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RockPaperRobot
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@Jens Sorry for the delay! We see your email and are responding directly.
Jens Balcerek
Review from Kickstarter
Hello RockPaperRobots, Thank you for sending out all chairs and the offered service of VAT compensation for delivery to the EU. I wrote you to the E-Mailadresse olliechair@rockpaperrobot.com on 24.11.2017 after the deliver arrived. Two technical problems also were mentioned and pictures attached: The gas cylinder supporting the left side of the chair, is not fiexed to the side. On delivery the metal plate, which connected it, was off. Is there any tipp on how to fix it? Any special glue recommendation? The second technical issue:
The Tambour Clips on the left side seem to be a the wrong position. It is not possible, that they will fit, because the colide with the folding mechanism of the metal. Would be great to hear from you - at the moment the chair ist not usable... Regards Jens
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@michael Weinstein So sorry about that. We will make it right. We didn't see any issues with the glue and tested extensively...I will write you separately.
Michael Weinstein
Review from Kickstarter
We just received out additional Tambours in felt. A number of the felt strips are not attached well, some are half off of the strips, flapping freely as I unpacked them...is there an issue with the glue used for attaching the felt?
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Jens Thank you! (We still have work to do on the packaging, but it's a start). So glad you are happy.
Jens
Review from Kickstarter
Ollie Chair arrived today. Exzellent packaging.
The Chair is great.
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@IanThomasAshmeade I just sent an update about this (meant to do it last night but fell asleep!):We had a last minute issue with our shipper so we had to send the Ollie Chairs from the US (in the interest of time). This means that VAT will be charged on entry. Since we were going to cover this for you per our campaign, I will reimburse each of you that amount next week. Please forward me the invoice to olliechair@rockpaperrobot.com so I have the exact cost since I can't see that.
My apologies for the inconvenience - we have been scrambling to get everything out in time!
Ian Thomas Ashmeade
Review from Kickstarter
When the chair is shipped to England will I have to pay extra taxes?
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@NeatStuffGuys So glad you are happy with the chairs. We did BIFMA test to 300lbs...the test was done by our first manufacturer in China. I guess I am just being careful now. We went to another BIFMA place here in the US and the chair didn't pass one of the tests that is more for non-folding chairs (a group which a "folding" chair does not fit into: the test is for pushing on the side of the chair when it is not loaded, so it's ridiculous for us...ugh standards). So basically though we DID pass the BIFMA in China (which has the same US standards), the one here is not conclusive. We are in talks with them and the standards teams to see how to get a certification stamp for something that applies. Regardless, I like to err on the side of safety. Good question though and thanks for asking! ps. Stools are already designed...just need to get 'em made (which is proving to require a cloning machine first so there can be 2 of me). On second thought, if I do the cloning machine first, I can just clone the chairs. Oy I need to change my biz model. And stop typing....
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Stephanie Thanks for the note! We will keep you posted on the table! (Barstools out first probably). So happy you are pleased...
NeatStuffGuys
Review from Kickstarter
I got 2 chairs today. Wow! They look great and are totally comfortable (when used with a teeny tiny footstool as I am also 5'4"). These chairs are VERY sturdy feeling. I'm wondering, though, what happened to "BIFMA tested and certified to 300 lbs" as the directions recommend 250 max. Did the rating change or is this just a conservative recommendation? Thank you so much for designing these. They are fantastic. Now for some counter height stools and a table . . .
Stephanie
Review from Kickstarter
Got my chair today, love it! Looking forward to seeing the table available on the website!
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Ali.
We use data from ergonomic standards and average furniture measurements to come up with our designs. We know we can't fit every person, but I am in fact 5'4" (though I am told I project much taller (grin)) so I always have a check to make sure the momma bear size works. Sorry to hear your wife's feet are dangling but I am happy that you are finding them comfy and handsome.
Ali
Review from Kickstarter
Success. Chairs arrived and look wonderful. Sat down and it’s super comfortable for me...however for my wife who is 5’4”, her feet are dangling off the floor, so I wonder who the model person is/was for the design? Seems like it won’t fit the average woman?
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
Yay @MichaelWeinstein! Your custom tambours will come soon....Thanks for the note. We are so happy.
Michael Weinstein
Review from Kickstarter
Just received our two Ollies! Perfect in our small kitchen nook, folds easily, very comfortable, and they look great!
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@MihirPatel!!!! We are soooo happy you love your Ollie. (But we suggest you just get another for your wife.) Thank you for your outspoken support, patience, and amazing feedback. It is all appreciated more than we can express.
Mihir Patel
Review from Kickstarter
Very well made chair. Thankyou for your hard work. But now I can't spend time with my wife, because I have found a new love and I am [on] it since I have got [it]. Ollie chair, she's hotter than your wife.
Moshe Levin
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Ollie Chair Team, Please REFFER ASAP to my email, SENT TODAY to Jessica [of your Team] Moshe Levin
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@dane We are sticking with teak. We got an FSC Certified supplier and we like the wood quality so much more (it's way more expensive but so worth it).
dane
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Are you sticking with the teak, or changing to red cedar?
RockPaperRobot
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@Ali The items are shipping FROM Canada so I don't think you will have an issues...but in general, we understand and will take care of you :)
Ali
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Wondering if when you ship to Canada, are these items duty free? If not, can you reduce the value on the bill of lading to reduce the overall duty payable for me?
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@RobinGrunder We aren't going to be offering the hanging hardware (you can use any wooden or plastic peg or hook, to be honest) as a product...but I will reach out separately to you to see how we can help.
Robin Grunder
Review from Kickstarter
So excited! Any news about the hanging device? Will we be able to purchase them?
Jennifer Starbuck
Review from Kickstarter
Yay!
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all! Just a peep to tell you we are still plugging away and will be coming at you with cool photos soon.
Mihir Patel
Review from Kickstarter
Thawing process : COMEPLETE, Ollies are back. I told you guys to calm down, freaking out for no reason.
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
Also...replying about the wooden floor protection: Yes, we have plastic feet on the chairs and have tested them on wooden floors. During the campaign we posted a video about this which you can find if you scroll to the bottom of our page...Write us directly at olliechair@rockpaperrobot.com if you have any troubles finding it!
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
Hi All! For some reason just seeing these comments! My apologies....We are posting an update tonight!
Jonny Wolfman
Review from Kickstarter
It was all great until they stopped talking to us. I am sad
Andrew Smith
Review from Kickstarter
The lack of communication from RockPaperRobot is somewhat disconcerting! Update your backers soonest if you please.
Isabel Ferreira
Review from Kickstarter
Can I Please have an Update? Haven't heard anything for quite awhile!
Mihir Patel
Review from Kickstarter
They are all in their stasis pods in my ship, I will let my robot wake them up. Please note, that it will take few days for thawing stage to take place.
Steven Merahn, MD
Review from Kickstarter
Status report please...
Jennifer Starbuck
Review from Kickstarter
Yes, an update would be appreciated. Thank you.
Andrew Smith
Review from Kickstarter
It's all gone a bit zzzzzzzzz lately. Please update your backers.
Mihir Patel
Review from Kickstarter
I will be in my stasis pod; will come out when this beauty is on my door step. (BTW Robert, #11 here....got'em!)
Robert Vermeulen
Review from Kickstarter
Kudos to the team. Looking forward to receive updated delivery info (backer 257)
Christine Ann Miller
Review from Kickstarter
@RockPaperRobot I was wondering whether or not it would be possible for you to list the hanging device as a separate add on before the deadline of surveys, May 15th??
Jennifer Starbuck
Review from Kickstarter
Good morning, Team RPR. I haven't received anything from BackerKit and wanted to be sure I didn't miss the boat some how. I'm so excited to get the chairs!
L O
Review from Kickstarter
Good comment by Gunther.
Hopefully some form of pretext ion for wooden floors
Gunther Mävers
Review from Kickstarter
May I ask whether you have planned to protect wooden floor from metal scratches caused by the chair's legs?
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Judy Kleiner - A very big thank you to you and Harvey for your massive support. We are excited to send you a chair later this year!
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Susan Tait - Thank you! You are so sweet. We are excited to deliver you two Ollies later this year! We appreciate the support from a fellow female engineer :)
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Lawrence Murphy - thank you for the kind words. We are excited for all the updates and next steps as well. Thank you so much for backing our campaign and supporting our Ollie Chairs :)
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Ian Thomas Ashmeade - thank you for being so diligent in making sure your payment is processed. We want to make sure you get your Ollie along with everyone else! If you have any questions or concerns about payment processing, you can email us directly at inquire@rockpaperrobot.com.
RockPaperRobot
Review from Kickstarter
@Bill Moore Can't wait to see them in Southwest Florida and all over the world! Be sure to take pics and tag RPR on social media once you get your Ollie :)
Judy Kleiner
Review from Kickstarter
A very big Congrats to u & your team . A job well done !
Can't wait to get our chair in the fall .judy & Harvey Kleiner
Susan Tait
Review from Kickstarter
My very sincere congratulations! I am excited to receive our two Ollie Chairs this autumn. I love supporting smart women in science and engineering (I am a physicist myself who is a co-owner of an engineering research company in Madison, WI) with such artistic innovation! Hooray on a successful Kickstarter!