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"In 2004, Insta-bench® became the first, portable, collapsible bench of its kind."
"A lot has changed since 2004, but something that has remained constant is the necessity for an Insta-bench® on every sideline, at every tailgate party, and anytime extra seating is needed."

Open Mind LLC aspires to develop innovative and practical products to enhance the experience, enjoyment, and functionality of an active lifestyle. Insta-bench® is Open Mind’s first and only launched product.

Open Mind’s founders, Chance Fry and Tom Bunnell, have enjoyed success as both soccer players and coaches throughout their lives. After looking around at a soccer tournament in '04 to see players coming off the field, sitting on their parents' laps and scattered all over the sidelines, they realized that the soccer community needed an addition. They went to a nearby bar and sketched out the first-ever Insta-bench® prototype on a napkin - to which they later coined "The Original Seating Solution for the Masses." In 2004, Insta-bench® became the first, portable, collapsible bench of its kind. In late 2004, Open Mind gained a 3rd partner, Rob Green, who helped build the business plan, manage operations and develop distribution.

Open Mind LLC's newest business partner, Tala Fry, is managing and running operations for Insta-bench® out of Bellevue, WA, where Open Mind's main HQ is located. Chance Fry still provides on-going strategic input when needed.


A lot has changed since 2004, but something that has remained constant is the necessity for an Insta-bench® on every sideline, at every tailgate party, and anytime extra seating is needed!