Transformable Ollie chair unfurls with the pull of a string

Posted On Thu, February 23, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, February 23, 2017 By In Design, Furniture

If you’ve ever wished an ergonomic, well-designed comfortable chair would materialize when you need it, the Ollie Chair has your back. Ollie is a transformable seat that unfurls and retracts with no more than the pull of a string. Created by Brooklyn Navy Yard-based kinetic furniture company RockPaperRobot, the chair offers a portable, elegant and comfortable solution for today’s office-anywhere work style–and its customizable cool design makes it a welcome addition to your decor.

Suitable for both indoors and outdoors with its anodized aluminum base and teak seat, the transformable, space-saving seat can be customized to fit your style goals; hang it flat on the wall as an elegant piece of art. The tambour seating surface is made of connected wooden slats so the chair can morph from seated position to under two inches instantly for efficient, low-profile storage; the chair’s aluminum body makes it lightweight and easy to transport. Comfortable? The Ollie Chair is one of the only ergonomic folding chairs in the world with true lumbar support.

If you’re craving a few of these guys, you’ll be happy to know that the company plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Ollie Chair on February 28th. In the meantime, sign up for “early bird perks” here.

Engineering and design firm RockPaperRobot was founded by MIT grad and roboticist Jessica Banks, who invents products that transform how people think about the future of decor. Among her many claims to fame, Banks has designed robotic projects for Frank Gehry and Michel Gondry.


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