Crowdfunding since 2010
Motion Manufactory offers a completely new type of chair! The Original Feldenkrais Chair has many moveable parts and special features, f.e. adjustable backrest and seat heights. It was purpose-built for Feldenkrais, but it can also be used for therapy or massage. The chair is a home-produced, handmade product and therefore makes an important contribution to ecological sustainability and traditional craftsmanship.
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2/10/15 - 4/30/15
May to June 2015
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Minimum amount (Start level): €
5,000 €
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What is this project all about?

The Original Feldenkrais chair
Adjustable quality tool for Feldenkrais, therapie and massage

The Original Feldenkrais Chair has several special features such as:

  • Adjustable backrest and seat heights
  • Narrow back form allows a reversed sitting position
  • A stable place to rest one’s arms and head while in the above position
  • Removable backrest extension

Our product stands out due to its stability, comfort and easy handling. The great variety of its possible applications provides ideal conditions for the success of your seated FI/ATM lessons, thereapy or massage.

The pleasing appearance, handmade joinery and the elegance of solid wood bring a feeling of warmth and excellency to your practice room.

Motion Manufactory is committed to traditional craftsmanship of the highest quality and to ecological sustainability. We use the finest materials from local companies and process them with care in Austria.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

It is my aim to open new ways for seated Feldenkrais lessons, therapy or massage. At the same time, I want to set an example against the modern throwaway society and the outsourcing of the production to low-wage-countries by offering home-produced products of high quality.

I want to address people who think that this creative and useful invention should be brought on the market. Together we will contribute to the promotion of home industry and to a better future for craftsmanship in the industrialized countries.

Why would you support this project?

This chair has gone through an intensive process of improvement over the time of two years. It has incorporated input from various rounds of prototyping with Feldenkrais trainers and practitioners until it arrived at this special design.

Supporting this project, you support local production, ecological sustainability and traditional craftsmanship. As a reward, you can choose between several "Thank you"-gifts - of course also wooden ones!

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

The development of the prototype is now completed. The next step will be the production of the first series of chairs until June 2015. All further income will be used for investments in the factory equipment.

Your support will be used as follows:
60 % production and factory equipment
20 % taxes (finance office, startnext)
20 % rewards

Who are the people behind the project?

I am a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and trained as a cabinet-maker. Since many years, I am concerned with movement, performance and music.
I am member of the Austrian Feldenkrais guild, part of the organization team of the Feldenkrais training program St. Gilgen and founder of the trade mark Motion Manufactory.

The crowdfunding project has been successfully completed. Supporting and ordering is no longer available on Startnext.

  • The processing of orders placed will be handled directly by the project owners according to the stated delivery time.

  • The production and delivery is the responsibility of the project owners themselves.

  • Cancellations and returns are subject to the terms and conditions of the respective project owner.

  • Revocations and cancellations via Startnext are no longer possible.

What does this mean? 
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Motion Manufactory
Magdalena Mayer
Adamsgasse 32/25
1030 Wien Österreich

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