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Innovative Folding Chair Gives Guests a Place to Rest

Ollie Chair
Ollie Chair via RockPaperRobot on Kickstarter

If your guests are getting tired of leaning against the wall of your studio apartment while balancing their plate on one hand, then a set of these slick folding chairs may be the solution for you.

Made of aluminum and teak, the Ollie Chair is a stylish and functional alternative to traditional folding chairs you might see stacked up in a high school gymnasium. Rather than hinges, the chair folds like origami and the one-piece seat gently falls flat, leaving a board that is only 2.25 inches thick and can be slid behind a couch or even hung on the wall, since it only weighs 16 pounds.

The chair is currently a Kickstarter project that is scheduled to end in March 2017, with chairs shipping before the end of the year. It surpassed its goal in only three days, and at $300 per chair, that's a heck of an accomplishment. RockPaperRobot is an established (Brooklyn-based!) design company, so there's a good chance this Kickstarter will deliver — then we'll all be bringing our own seating on the subway and enjoying concerts in the park in jazz-age style.

The Ollie Chair: Shape-Shifting Seating from RockPaperRobot on Vimeo.

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