Co-Co : Design For Modularity
School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Master's thesis
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Master's Degree Programme in Furniture Design
AbstractPurpose of this book is to investigate the possibilities of modular furniture especially for domestic environments and to focus on how to set up basic structures that are easy to assemble and diverse in nature in terms of the possibilities they are offering. Furniture that is proposed as “Co-Co” is a study of joinery that allows making several tables and benches with similarly formed wooden legs. Collect & Collect (Coco), suggests a system of details, focusing only on one type of leg due to make it simply constructed tables and benches through repetition and in reversed positions. This enables easy adjustment of the length or widthsizes of the furniture based on required needs. While investigating modularity, the thinking behind this project is to allow people freedom in the creation of structures that decision is left to people to create more than one type of structures with the suggested system. Study also documents how material and structural investigations gave direction to design’s characteristics both in aesthetical and construction levels. Based on a particular shape that the components have, product itself becomes the joint in which the essence of design lies with the very honest connection and overall impersonal attitude, so the structures becomes simple while allowing further variations.
SupervisorJouko järvisalo, Martin Relander
Thesis advisorRuoho, Heikki
Modular, Open, Furniture, Structure, Design, Joinery, system, Do it yourself