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Multi Use Chair - Please Leave Feedback!

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Hi there, my name is Alasdair and I am undergoing the Product Design A level course in the UK. The brief was contemporary seating and I came up with this.

 

The main feature of the chair is that it can be used either way up, giving two different seating positions. It is mainly constructed from plywood and foam, making it relatively cheap to produce.

 

I would very much appreciate some feedback on my design, both positive and negative, as I am in the stages of evaluating it and it is difficult from my perspective only. Feel free to ask questions and be as harsh as you like!

 

Many thanks!

 

Alasdair

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Hey man, I Like the idea.

 

Hows the product supported? if its just felxible plywood looks like if I sat on it the parts where it bends would just snap, any additional supports concealed inside maybe?

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The sides are made from 15mm plywood and it is also that thickness underneath, believe me it's pretty solid :)

 

Do you have any photos of someone using the chair? Its tough to get an idea of scale/how it would be used. Looks like it has potential though.

 

Brian

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The sides are made from 15mm plywood and it is also that thickness underneath, believe me it's pretty solid :)

 

Ah ok, Also I was looking at the shape and could the centre space be untilised more? I was thinking some sort of miniature game/book/dvd storage in that middle space would look interesting + add to the overall supports? Maybe something to look at for future development?

 

 

Mpwr

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I considered using the centre space as storage, but then that may become impractical if the chair is flipped over a lot, it is worth thinking more about though I suppose. Here is a picture of the main frame to give you an idea of its construction.

 

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And I will try and get some pictures taken of people using it at some point...

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This skelet looks better like upholstered version..My opinion - NO UPHOLSTERY...just two pillows and naturally textured wood...

 

 

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This skelet looks better like upholstered version..My opinion - NO UPHOLSTERY...just two pillows and naturally textured wood...

 

Sounds good, would cut down on the weight of the chair too.

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It's definitely a nice design. The framework does look better than the other images you've posted, but that might be down to material choice and colour scheme (I for one am not a fan of red and grey). If it was black and white with the same design however...

 

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Be careful not to overcook your designs by trying to max-out the function side of things. This chairs strength is in its form, the negative space in the middle enhances that!

How do you propose to avoid the potential problem of the fabric wearing where it contacts the floor? Might be something worth considering.

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