Elina Busmane Blog

Design of Change for Sustainability

Tag: mock-up

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School year was over, but not the eco chair.

I was changing my location to more greener place.

And more primitive working conditions – dad’s garage!

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I made a mockup from something I could find there for testing dimensions, positions of the horizontal details, proportions & ergonomics. The mockup was totally adjustable, I liked it!

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Somebody said  that it looks like a new grilling machine…

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When I had a drawing, I wanted to try something real in scale 1:1 – where I can sit & test dimensions and angles. There was only 1 week left until the end of the study year. Wood workshop masters suggested me to try turning the wood instead of mockup. So, I did.

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This was the amount of solid birch needed.

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Tuning using the turning-copy machine. 

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Turned details for the chair. My first experience in doing this!

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Innovative way, how to connect details – tape! Ok, I just wanted to check the dimensions without spoiling details…

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To demonstrate the system I made scale models 1:5 I enjoyed so much choosing colours at the art shop and painting wooden pieces. Probably my backround of Riga School of Art and Design is the reason.

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