Here at Flatgoods, we are enjoying the growing process.
We launched our website about a year ago, and we’re already receiving some fun recognition online.
Here are some articles that have featured our products:
Grand Rapids Business Journal:
Our home town of Grand Rapids, MI is giving us a shout-out for the cool stuff we’re doing!
Flatgoods recently launched a new website that allows consumers to purchase more than 25 home furniture, storage and tradeshow items.
James Mikrut, developer of Flatgoods, said the venture uses a honeycomb cardboard material that is structured similar to plywood but is lighter and custom printable.
“We can print different stock patterns on the furniture or displays, or we can print custom displays,” said Mikrut. “Right now it is a brand new venture for us and we plan to keep adding to the number of products that we are going to sell.”
The Flatgoods website features assembly instructions, a catalog of products and a blog with event information. With initial development of the website beginning roughly a year ago, Mikrut said small changes have been made to increase efficiency, user friendliness and order capacity.
This article features a few other brands entering the cardboard furniture business and the advantages of each.
Let me say. We’re the only ones who will print on your items. And we offer oh-so-handy dry-erase finish on all of our table-tops.
Cardboard furniture for the dorm room and beyond
The cardboard furniture from Flatgoods includes chairs, tables and storage pieces. What especially caught my attention were two notable features I’m not seeing elsewhere. The first is the optional dry-erase surface on the tabletops—making this a dual-purpose item, great for small spaces where having a whiteboard would be nice, but isn’t feasible.
The second is the ability to have the furniture printed with one of the company’s stock patterns (another feature being added to the website shortly) or one of the customer’s own designs. For customized products, the company provides a template which the customer then completes with Adobe Creative Suite.
A site that provides up-and-coming news for the global traders and marketers, hailed Flatgoods as a creative new product.
Flatgoods Launches Furniture And Tradeshow Displays That Are Versatile, Affordable & Eco-friendly
Developed by James Mikrut, owner and operator of ICON Sign in Grand Rapids, Flatgoods uses high-quality, incredibly durable cardboard as a means of making products equally suited for use in the office or the home. The material’s light weight and ability to be shipped flat for assembly makes for a cost-effective product that is also completely recyclable. All Flatgoods furniture is made exclusively from materials certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
Customers also have the ability to completely customize any Flatgoods product with graphics they submit themselves. Using templates that work with Adobe Creative Suite, any of the chairs, tables, and other pieces the company produces can be branded with images reflecting the needs of the user. From trade show booths to play rooms, Flatgoods can be made to order for any situation.