Startup of the Week: It’s a seat, it’s a coffee table, it’s a shoe rack… it’s The Woodieful Chair

Another Monday, another moment to reflect on the awesome happenings in the world of start-ups. At the top of every week we take some time to unearthing the best products, apps, ideas and innovations that are looking for funding. This week we’re looking at a piece of furniture every space restricted millennial needs: The Woodieful Chair.

If you’re a twenty-something year old living in a city, the only thing you’ll have less of than money is space. You dream of one day owning a home but until then, furniture investments might have to be put on the back burner.

Well, unless there was a start-up that designed a chair/coffee-table/storage device no bigger than a foot-stool. Praise be, The Woodieful Chair.

This little wooden object is a multifunctional piece of furniture that can fit into any living space and be used anyway you see fit. The team behind this simple stroke of genius designed it as “a statement of longevity in today’s world of fast consumerism”.


It can be used as a foot-stool, a small coffee-table, somewhere to store magazines/books, a bed-side table and, funnily enough, a chair. There’s no limit to how the Woodieful Chair can be used.

It’s made with high-quality beech wood specially selected for its durability and resistance. As a table it can support up to 160kg and as a chair up to 200kg.

Personally, I’d like to see the culture of crowd funded products move in the direction of utilitarian sustainability. Simple and inexpensive products that could really make a difference in the every-person’s home designed by entrepreneurs who care. These days crowd funding is primarily benefiting those that can afford luxury items, Woodieful have a different philosophy.


Image credit: Woodieful

At time of writing The Woodieful Chair has £3725 of its £11,600 target with 26 days to go. If you want to get involved and back this project, be sure to swing by their Kickstarter page.