What am I doing?
The product I want to work on will be a transformable furniture, a hybrid between a furniture for a child and an adult. An example would be a mini slide for children that can be transformed into a study desk. At any point in time depending on the user’s configuration, the furniture would serve as either a mini slide or a study desk and not both.
Why am I doing it?
The rationale behind this product innovation lies within a common problem faced by households who have children who have outgrown their “toys-for-kids”. More often than not, families or parents tend to give away their children’s old toys or play tools to other families who have little children. Bigger items like a mini slide will become more cumbersome to give away while at the same time, consumes too much space within the house if it is kept. If the slide was expensive (it probably is), it would also be quite a waste to simply give or throw it away.
Bearing this thought in mind, I was inspired to create a multi-faceted piece of furniture to not only save cost and space for the user, but also promote a sense of sustainability within the furniture.
How am I doing it?
Extensive research has to be conducted on the type of material that will be going into the production of this hybrid furniture. The material has to be something durable and sturdy to last a good number of years while at the same time, be appropriate or safe enough to make slides for example. Apart from selecting the right material for the product, I will also be exploring on how furniture is made. It is important to delve deep into the minute details of furniture making as this might not only provide me with an insight on how I should go about creating the furniture but also serve as an stimulation for ideas.