Buaian chair is a piece of transformable furniture for users of all age groups. It allows the user to freely change the configuration of the cradle into a chair when the child outgrows the cradle. To prevent clutter, people generally either throw them away or give them to people who may need it. As such, this furniture solves this problem by being multi-functional.
Buaian chair will be made primarily out of bamboo, rattan and plywood. The concept behind the choice of materials is to create a piece of furniture which carries tradition and modernity. Bamboo and rattan was a popular choice back in the day for its durability while plywood is the favored option today for its sleek design. Using bamboo and rattan also signifies a shift towards being environmentally-friendly as both materials grow relatively quickly.
Similarly, the name of the furniture, Buaian Chair, adopts the idea of traditional and modern-day elements. “Buaian” is a Malay word for cradle. With the increasing use of English in the population, the English language can be considered as an element of modernity while the conventional Malay language is a mother tongue that is only used natively, giving it a sense of tradition around it.