From the previous versions of experimentation that i have made, I have made some conclusions and decisions.
These are based on the points and outcomes of the product which involves the amount of material used, the various types of materials used, the amount of time and effort took to make a single module, the number of pre-cut parts and pieces, the bonding methods used, also the strength of the final outcome, the ease of manufacturing and also pre-fixing on the consumer end.
I have move on to construct some more ideas.
I settled on this modular design idea that brings back to the idea of stack-ability, easy shapes, the game of tetris and also the concept of building blocks.
I came out with a design that can be constructed out of pre-folded cardboard planes with a few cuts and slots and abit of velcro connection (for easy disassembly for storage) (on the textile part that is interchangeable) but without the use of any glue or tapes.
Thus, as discussed :
this will ease manufacturers to produce the moulds for the standard part pieces.
this would also reduce manufacturing time and cost with the elimination of glued parts or layering.
but overall, it may look as an easy design as all the complications are hidden in the design and the hard work are already being made during the manufacturing process.
to an extent it is agreeable that the simpler the form, the easier the making process would be and also the more innovative possibility it creates for us. For example a cuboid is simpler than an organic sphere but it has characteristics of a planer surface area that allows stackability.
This idea is still similar to the furniture set, It is still a furniture set.
Just that the form does not restrict it to a particular function.
The method of making will be as easy as keeping a book in a bag and zip it up.
No glue will be involve.
All parts can be constructed out of a sheet of cardboard. (size depends)
There will still be 3-5 modules in the furniture set.
These modules can be stack of join together for a particular function.
These modules can be disassembled and collapsed when not in use for easy storage.
These modules will have fabric/textile on some of its outer surface parts.
Light weight is a factor look upon for kids easy mobility.
The design comprises of 3 modules.
Each of which are of different sizes. (small, medium, large)
Modules can be stacked upon each other to built a tower. (like building blocks)
Modules can be mix and match. (like tetris)
*modules as its own is actually a kids chair and table, but when place together it can be a combo lounge with side table like my design for prototypes 1 to 4.
Therefore, modules are not labelled as a chair or table. Its form is universal… to a certain extent though.
I have various versions of this idea.
Below are two of these ideas.