DURATION. Nov.2018 - Dec.2018
ROLE. Industrial Designer, Photographer
TEAM. Boyang Fan, Linrong Li, Tsuchiya Shuko
Design a chair for the bookstore.
Building a reading space which offers books, food and other services has become the mainstream choice of physical bookstores. This space not only provides customers with a comfortable reading area, but also plays a role of attracting passengers through leisure services and offline activities. As an important element in this space, how can we design a chair fitting that environment?
By conducting background research and casual interviews, we got some insights to guide the design decisions and created empathy among customers and bookstores.
The chair should be comfortable, but avoid making people feel too relaxed.
AESTHETIC & FUNCTIONAL
Chairs should strike a balance between the aestheticand functional.
Chairs placed in the public spaces should be durable, preferably low-cost.
Based on the insights, we brainstormed more than 30 ideas. Finally we chose Line Chair because:
1. It is easy to assemble and can be separated into individual parts to save space.
2. There is a back support which allows users to lean back.
3. Have a delicate and attractive appearance.
To find the best proportion, we used Solidworks and Keyshot to build 3D models. Then we made a 1:6 physical model by plastic sticks.
From left to right: 1. material: copper and plastic; 2. 1:6 model; 3.rendering picture
chair height: 74cm
seat height: 48cm
seat width: 49cm
seat depth: 42cm
Then we built a brief 1:1 model which is made of PVC, allowing us to find the problems before crafting the final furniture. After user testing, we found that the seat was a bit narrow for adults, so we adjusted the width and iterated the design.
materials of the final design
I was fixing the chair.
Thanks for reading!