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We are planning to launch with several Trim, Door and Hardware options, which are combined into ten preset “Styles”. You can use the Configurator to mix these Design Options into a huge number of style variations, just by clicking your mouse. As we move forward, we will keep adding more and more styles until we have all of them.
A Configurator is a software interface, usually found on a website, that enables someone with little or no expertise to quickly create their own custom version of a product by selecting from available options. Massuni has created a Configurator for furniture that has the ability to change style options, sizes, and also produc functionality (i.e. add/subtract cupbarods, drawers, and shelf spaces). The platform has the potential to offer virtually any piece of furniture in the known universe, we just need to ad al the different style options. Massuni’s technology is patent pending.
Massuni’s system is currently in Beta Testing. We are accepting a limited - but growing - number of users to work with it and provide feedback, and working through any bugs or issues that arise. If you'd like to take part, give us your email address back on the home page.
It’s really easy! You can watch the short intro video on the Home Page. Once you’re registered as a Beta User, you will have access to several more videos that go into more detail. The whole idea is to make it as easy as possible - you don’t need to know how to design or build furniture, you just need to know what you want.
The best definition of Mass Customization that we’ve come across is “the production of individually unique items with near-mass production efficiency”. Want to know more - use the Internet!
There are two different approaches on Massuni, which lead to the same place.
You can FIND an existing product in our catalogue, then either buy it as-is, or use the Configurator to modify it. Modifications can be as small as tweaking a size, or selecting a different knob, or as large as turning a little side table into a wall unit or armoire.
You can also DESIGN something from scratch. With this approach, you start with a simple black and white sketch of a product you like - say a four-drawer Dresser - then select Design Options for all the different elements of the product. As you choose the Trim, Doors, Hardware, and so on, the design will appear in the Configurator. And of course, you can change the functionality and the dimensions any time you want.
Both of these approaches use Massuni’s Configurator platform to let you create the furniture you want. The only difference is whether you start with one of our preset Styles, or whether you create your own Style. Either way, you get what you want!
We have spent a long time building a platform that can support the creation of any conceivable piece of furniture you might want, within the limits of physics. But of course it wil take some time to embed a full spectrum of options into this platform.
To get started, we’ve focused on cabinetry-type furniture, that combines cupboards, drawers, and open shelf spaces into a wide range of products. As we grow, we will be adding tables, desks, and whatever else there are people asking for.
With respect to Styles, we are starting with a range of styles that are pretty simple, and that we think fit today’s contemporary trends. As we grow, we will be filling out a complete spectrum of styles from minimalist to ornate. And while we are starting with mostly wood products, we are eager to mix in other materials - metals, glass, and even 3D printed components.
We are also limited to shipping within Canada and the United States.
The order of priority for all these possibilities will be driven mainly by customer demand. Send us an email and tell us what you want!
We have offices in Toronto, Canada, and our production facility is about 60 miles/100km north of the city.
Canada and the United States. If you are somewhere else and would like to get something from Massuni, please send us a message! Our expansion will be driven by demand.
As soon as we can! Seriously, we’re pushing as hard as possible to meet demand. Realistically, it will be late 2014 or early 2015 before we ship our first orders, and then we will gradually increase production volumes. If you want to be at the front of the line, support us on Kickstarter.
It depends how many orders are in line ahead of you, and also when we actually start production. Assuming we are in production and not back-ordered, the goal is to turn around orders in about 4 weeks to begin with. Long story short, for now, we suggest you place an order only if you’re not in a hurry.
We use a combination of solid hardwoods - maple, oak, and cherry - and veneers applied to particle board. This construction method gives us the most versatility in styles, and also achieves the nicest appearance for the least amount of virgin timber.
Our goal is to expand our range of options so that every customer can get whatever they want using our system. To get started, of course, our range is quite limited, so we may not have what you want. If that is the case, please let us know, as customer demand will help us decide what to do next.