Loll Designs came from TrueRide, a Duluth, Minnesota based municipal skate park design and build contractor founded in 1997. TrueRide designed, built, and installed more than 450 custom skateboard parks in cities all over the U.S. and abroad over a 10 year period. The three TrueRide founders were fueled by an obsessive desire to work for themselves and guided by a company mantra borrowed from Bob Dylan “When something’s not right it’s wrong.” This entrepreneurial spirit and an inherent concern for the environment led the founders to seek sustainable business practices beginning with a reduction in raw material waste and the desire to use recycled and recyclable materials in their skate park projects.
In 2003 Loll Designs was conceived as a way to repurpose excess skate ramp material into outdoor furniture. Furniture parts were nested into the same CNC computerized router files with skate park components which would increase the yield and reduce the waste from a sheet. The chair parts came from the plastic side ramp panels which was a thick High Density Polyethylene Sheet (HDPE), made from reclaimed milk jugs. The iconic Adirondack chair was a natural place to start and three years of prototyping went into the first Loll Adirondack before it was launched at retail in 2006. Sister company Epicurean shares the same roots where excess ramp skating surface, a thin paper composite sheet, was fashioned into purposeful everyday cutting boards and kitchen tools.
With a focus on modern design and doing the right thing, Loll and Epicurean forged ahead creating hundreds of products. TrueRide was sold in 2007 and a new era for the company has taken shape with the two companies now referred to together as Good Sheet. Heartfelt and original designs, unique recycled materials, and sustainable business practices all coalesce to make innovative, functional, and thoughtful products made in the USA and distributed worldwide.
Read more about about Loll's origins in our blog post From skateparks to lollygaggers.
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