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A sofa needs legs to stand

The legs will be a defining visual and functional feature of the Floyd Sofa. We’ve been developing the legs for a few months now, starting with sketches and early prototypes and going through numerous iterations. Here’s a few of our development sketches and prototypes as we worked through the profile design, connections, and overall shape/feel.

Sofa Concepting

We’ve been working on a sofa! We began the design process earlier this year, starting with some concept sketching and brainstorming to determine the design constraints we wanted to work within. As with any product we design, the sofa has to look amazing, be super easy to assemble and take apart, and be made with […]

Pink String

We got a couple of prototypes of the X-brace for the shelf fabricated at a local shop. After chatting with our main steel manufacturer, however, we realized we needed to simplify the design of the wires to reduce the number of pieces and amount of welding. We’re using some pink string we had in the […]

Hooks & Slots

After testing our initial prototype using steel shelves that attach to wood verticals with threaded inserts and hand-fasteners, we’ve realized we need more strength. We’ve been looking at some wall hanging shelves that use a hook & slot system, so we had a shelf with some hooks prototyped and bought some off-the-shelf tracks with slots […]

A look back: Developing the Floyd Side Table

Last winter, we set out to design a whole new Floyd product – the Floyd Side Table. Having launched the Floyd Table in November, we knew we could make an adaptation of the design into a side table, using birch plywood, steel legs with hand fasteners, and linoleum for the surface. Here are some of […]