‘The End’ of the Project but Meanwhile…

My “chair and table” design project has ended. Maybe there will be some new project to come but MEANWHILE…

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See you there :)

Being a blogger

Already few weeks I have been writing my blog. It is high time I summarized a little.

Small balance-sheet. What have I learned?

Mainly how to set up and write a blog what seems not so difficult with all the tools available. Of course you need to know the tools but there are plenty good people in the web, ready to help, moreover, they have already written almost everything what the beginner needs. You just only need to search and research a little and the fun can start. Is it really a fun? I think so… At least I had it.

Design? Was it helpful or is it helpful to have a blog while designing something? Hmmm… it is really difficult to say. There are pros and cons. To have some feedback from the people you need returning visitors that are at least as much interested in your project as you are. To have returning visitors you need to create an outstanding content to attract them what costs time. In general, having a blog costs time. Having a very good blog costs even more time. This is why I admire some bloggers you can find somewhere there.

In case of design, how do you think? Does it make sense to have a blog and write about the designing process while the piece of “art” is not ready? What about IP rights?

Problems? Spammers, spammers and again spammers. At the beginning, it is hard to distinguish them since posts sound normal, right, about nothing, with even for me ;) wrong English but… But after sometime you know more than less although you do not know all the knowledge some IT magicians do :)

Maybe it would make a sense to have a blog concentrated on the “practical design” within some group of people, not to say some kind of private blog?

Or maybe blogging will be a must in companies of the future? Every day a written report ;)

 

AND YOU? What do you think about a blogging idea? Maybe you have already a blog and can share some opinions about it? What makes you writing it?

I would be really happy to hear about it from you.

 

 

Cardboard Furniture: Summary

As a summary of the project I enclose a presentation I did.

However, while working on the project I was really thinking about the sustainability of such a chair. The material is for sure recyclable (cardboard up to five times, if I am not wrong) and after all you can even compost it. The question is, does it make sense to do such a furniture? In Brazil, for example, where I am at the moment, the high air humidity in the summer (around 90-96%) is very aggressive to almost everything – furniture, clothes, walls, paints (here I do really appreciate the exotic sorts of wood and plastics). Thus, catching the water from the air and being exploited cardboard furniture within a short time are losing their rigidity. Of course, laminated corrugated cardboard is much more resistant but is not the “Luis XV Chair” more sustainable lasting for years?

I think these kind of furniture I would see in many “temporary situations”, growing children, moving all the time students or even in the catastrophe endangered areas, where the quick availability of the furniture can be an asset.

Please, feel free to comment or discuss the pros and cons of the solution.

meanwhile: Short Update

I have noticed that my last videos are out of sync. At the moment I am trying to upload them at vimeo. In case they work better there I will move there.

Chair and Table: Final Solutions – updated

Please have a look at my 1:5 scale models final solutions to the given brief. I demonstrate the furniture and how they work.

I have updated this post and inserted videos uploaded into the vimeo.com what brought in sync presentations. I have left the old (you tube) ones for comparison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And… some extras regarding the graphic design and the usage of the finished pieces of the furniture.

 

 

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