The Floyd Leg - turn any piece of wood into a table
A great idea that’s simple, useful and adaptive
The Floyd leg was crowdfunded through Kickstarter (see footnote). Kyle and Alex had a goal to raise $18,000 and they raised $256,273. The Floyd leg is a tool that gives you the framework to take ownership of your furniture. It rethinks the table leg by combining it with an age old device – the clamp – with a clean, minimal design allowing you to take any flat surface and create a table. We see the legs as a tool for people to be inventive with their furniture so that it’s reflective of their lives – without needing the skills and expertise to build from scratch
Upcycling made quick, easy and enjoyable.
The Floyd leg was developed as a result of Kyle’s personal experience. He found himself moving to different cities with work and school, and in each new place needing to buy and ultimately discard furniture. He really needed a work desk that was easy to pack up and move around and was great to look at too.
“It occurred to me that if I built a set of legs with a minimal and functional design, any surface material could be changed out; simply pack up the legs and then find a flat work surface in the next city. It wouldn’t require any building knowledge and only a few minutes to set up.” Kyle
Searching out material for the table surface could then be an interesting and low-cost endeavour. In addition because no alterations needed to be made to the surfaces, which could be reused again and again, it was a truly sustainable solution – so the legs were born.Creators Kyle and Alex met while fitting out a workspace in an old disused car garage in the North Corktown neighbourhood of Detroit. They wanted to use a minimum of new materials, choosing instead to re-purpose existing pieces (upcycling). After the completion of the workspace, Alex joined Kyle in the launching of the Floyd legs.