Shape-Shifting Ollie Chair

Shape-Shifting Ollie Chair

Available for pre-order! This ergonomically designed chair transforms to just 2” deep.

$395.00

Jessica Banks & Pete Schlebecker created by

Jessica Banks & Pete Schlebecker

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Are You Sitting Down?

Made of teak and aluminum, this shape-shifting, space-saving chair is thoughtfully designed using tambour—a flexible slatted surface fixed to canvas—for easy opening and retracting. It unfurls with a gentle flourish and retracts instantly with a pull of the cord. The weather-resistant materials make it great for indoor or outdoor use, while the lumbar-supporting shape makes it as comfortable as it is clever. Mounting openings on the back let you hang it on a wall for efficient, attractive flat storage. A sure-fire conversation-starter, it will add functional flair to any space. Designed by Jessica Banks and Pete Schlebecker in Brooklyn. Made in Montreal.

We visited Jess at her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Visit our blog to learn even more about wood tambour.

Jessica Banks & Pete Schlebecker

created by

Jessica Banks & Pete Schlebecker

location

New York

“I like creation of objects that move and change and don’t always stay what they seem to be.”

Jessica Banks aspires to create furniture that enhances versatility and functionality without the sterile appearance of Sci-Fi lore—think Charles Eames’ and Judy Jetson’s wedding registry. She’s inspired by products that address the demands that current physical, cultural, and technological shifts are imposing on homes and workplaces. Jess has an Engineer’s degree and a Master’s degree from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), where she was in the Humanoid Robotics Group. Her undergraduate degree is in General Physics from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in Creative Writing—so you might say she has that right brain/left brain thing down. She also has superhuman peripheral vision.

Pete Schlebecker joined Jess’ design studio at its inception. He’s been a professional furniture designer and maker for almost 30 years and is also a contributor to Fine Woodworking Magazine. Prior to joining Jess, Pete was a Professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at the world-renowned Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.

We visited Jess at her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Visit our blog to learn even more about wood tambour.

Made from
aluminum, plastic, stainless steel, teak wood
Measurements
See below for measurements
Care
Do not use abrasive cleaners on the wood or the metal. A mild citrus cleaner is best,applied with a soft cloth.
The finish on the wood can be rejuvenated with a light coat of teak oil wiped on with a soft cloth.
Saltwater is corrosive to aluminum and other metal parts and may discolor them. Clean salt water off after use.
Although the chair is suitable for outdoor environments, we do not recommend leaving permanently outside and exposed to the elements.
Notes
Chair Open: 35" L x 18" W x 20.75" H (Seat Height: 18") (Seat Depth: 15.5")
Chair Closed: 35" L x 18" W x 2.25" H
Chair weight: 16 lbs.

300 lbs. max weight limit
Item ID
45856

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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