In late February 2021, environmentally conscious furniture start-up staxxiom will finally answer the common lament, “Why can’t I find easy-to-assemble, affordable, high-quality furniture?” by bringing its innovative line of “no tools, no hassle” accessorizing furniture products to market on Kickstarter.
Few consumers have the time or patience to build today’s supposedly easy flat-pack furniture pieces themselves. In fact, an entire service industry has sprung up just to alleviate the annoyance of putting them together. Staxxiom’s patented click-to-assemble furniture solves this problem—every product can be assembled in under two minutes.
Staxxiom is reinventing the furniture experience for a modern lifestyle, from concept to delivery to use. Designed with the end user experience in mind, staxxiom furniture requires no tools and has no hardware to lose. Its panels simply slide into place and click together.
Beyond stress-free assembly, staxxiom furniture is engineered from natural, eco-friendly materials that will endure and adapt as customers’ lifestyle evolves. From stools to end tables, media cabinets to benches, these attractive and economical products are minimalist in style and can accessorize just about any living or working space, even kids’ rooms.
In addition to empowering buyers to build their own furniture quickly and easily, staxxiom enables them to help reverse the ecologically disastrous trend of cheap, single-use, particle board–based furniture, which often ends up in the dump after a year or two of use. According to the EPA, close to 10,000 tons of furniture goes to landfills every year in the United States alone.
Staxxiom’s founders believe that a $116 billion industry ought to be able to provide consumers with affordable, eco-friendly, long-lasting, and multifunctional options with which to furnish their dream living spaces while also slowing the environmental damage of overfilled landfills. As CEO Richard Langone says, “Environmental integrity and social responsibility drive every step of the staxxiom decision-making process, from concepting to designing to manufacturing and shipping.”
Every staxxiom piece is designed to last 20-plus years, stay functionally relevant across multiple life-stage uses, and support weights that would flatten other brands. The smallest item in the collection, the Kailua stool, can support up to 500 pounds.
Further, staxxiom’s materials sourcing follows some of the strictest environmental standards in the industry:
FSC-certified wood supply: For staxxiom to use the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo and affirm that its materials are “certified sustainable,” the company must allow full transparency from sourcing through manufacturing and prove that the trees used to create the materials are replenished at a rate equal to the pace of harvest.
E1 adhesive rating: An E1 rating means that the detectable amount of formaldehyde off-gassing in the creation of staxxiom high-density fiberboard (HDF) is 0.9mg/L. For perspective, this is the same amount allowable for drinking water or edibility.
Non-toxic finishes: The paint and finishes used on staxxiom furniture are certified to meet interior product standards in both the United States and the European Union, including certification for European Directive 2009/48/EC, one of the toughest standards ensuring that no harmful substances are used.
Ethical materials: Staxxiom’s HDF is sustainably sourced, and its proprietary click-to-assemble component is made of nylon and glass fiber.
Staxxiom chose kickstarter.com to launch its eco-friendly and easy-to-assemble furniture because of the Kickstarter community’s reputation for being forward-looking early adopters of new technology and product design, and for the platform’s support of new businesses that are changing the world for the better.