Some days I just don't know where I would be without Kickstarter; there are so many people presenting so many good ideas for products that might never see the light of day. Take the RoboChair; it is a clever idea, a chair that folds completely flat and hangs on the wall when you don't need it, what the designer calls "functional art."
RoboChair was designed for three purposes: to be entertaining, to be displayable, and to be awesome. It all started with a simple robot sketch, and then the question came: How cool would it be if that folded into a chair?! After weeks of designing and building protoypes, RoboChair 1.0 is finally here. He's made out of Baltic Birch plywood and comes completely assembled. RoboChair goes from robot to chair in a snap. Just lower his legs until they lock into place and you're good to go! When you're done, simply unlock the legs and pick him up and RoboChair will unfold completely flat for easy storing and display.
While the design is clever, the sloping back isn't going to give a whole lot of support, it is really going to function more like a stool than a chair. The guy with the Dwell magazine is trying really hard to look comfortable.
The graphics are a lot of fun, too. Kickstarter funding will help them start mass-producing the chair.