Pre submission write up for approval

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.

Author: Ivy Lee

I am currently a Year 4 student studying Product Design in NTU ADM. I love things that are fun and interesting.

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  1. ‘Buaian’ is a transformable furniture for users of all age groups. Designed to be a cradle, it allows the user to change the configuration into an armchair when the child grows. People, generally to prevent clutter, tend to dismiss cradles when not needed anymore, Buaian is designed to last and to remain in the family as an important piece of furniture and as a valuable memory.

    ‘Buaian’ chair is made primarily out of bamboo, rattan and plywood. The concept behind the choice of materials is to create a furniture which carries tradition and modernity. Bamboo and rattan were traditionally a popular choice in the region for their durability while plywood is the favored option today for the industrial and the sustainable¬† aspects of the material. These choices signify a shift towards being environmentally-friendly.

    Similarly, the name ‘Buaian’ 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.