Guys… I joined to forum hoping to find help in making a chair, picture given below.
I didn’t realise that it didn’t quite fit into any of the categories.
I thought I’d post anyway - hoping someone can point me in the right direction!
The chair I need:
I want to find the manufacturer - but want to make a prototype in the first instant.
The prototype needs to have my branding and just some superficial covering - the chair itself is OK for the first version.
The chair has a table that swings round to the front from the side and can be adjusted up and down and twisted at different angles. This is EXACTLY how I need!
I’ve tried Alibaba and Chinese contacts I have. No luck.
The chair is sold by plenty of places. It’s a ‘camping directors chair’ (with a swivel table).
I can buy the chair and customise to get my prototype - but, I need to undo bolts and replace. I’ve done LOADS of research on this - the end result was that I need a special rivet widget tool that is used in Aviation that cost about £150 (I’m in the UK).
ALL of the parts to make the chair are nothing special. I’m getting Chinese manfucaturers quote they want to charge $750 to make a prototype. So the problem is… I have worked loooads with the Chinese - I have someone who works for me part time in China - but I know they will still get it wrong. They cannot follow simple instructions. I know they WILL get it wrong - even if I send the actual chair to them!! I would prefer to find a factory that already makes this chair - so no time and efforts wasted reinventing the wheel.
Any ideas where I can do to get help?