The Floyd Leg Colour Collection

Published:  August 19, 2014

A product of Detroit living, The Floyd Leg was born two years ago when creator, Kyle Hoff, found himself to be frequently moving between spaces. Wanting to build a table, but challenged by the legs, he had no access to a woodshop, no time and no way of efficiently transporting an assembled table. And so The Floyd Leg began with a simple concept: give people the ability to take ownership of their furniture by employing the age-old clamp as a leg.

“I was moving frequently between cities and constantly disposing of furniture. The legs were born out of this circumstance and the idea also resonated with our friends. We decided to launch a Kickstarter to gauge what the public reaction would be to the legs,” explains Hoff.

With an initial goal of producing 100 sets, the pair raised funds for an initial run of over 1,500 sets and shipped to 33 countries. “Backers sent in photographs of their creations. It was exciting to see people employ the legs in ways that reflected their own living spaces,” says Alex O’Dell, co-founder.

The Floyd Legs are produced in Detroit utilizing the existing manufacturing infrastructure. “We appreciate having our production facility only a 10 minute drive away. It allows us to more closely integrate the manufacturing and design processes, while also ensuring the quality of our products,” says Hoff.

The Floyd Leg serves as a pilot piece for a greater line of products that the company will be launching in September 2014. “We’re committed to producing simple, flexible furniture made for denser living in cities. High design furniture is inaccessible and mass produced often means disposable,” says O’Dell. “One of our goals is to really rethink the way people buy and engage with furniture — from the purchasing experience to shipping and assembly,” says Hoff.

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