Elina Busmane Blog

Design of Change for Sustainability

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There is an exhibition of chairs at the entrance hall of TaiK. My chair looks this way:

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There are more than two month passed since I started to design my chair. As the study assessment it is finished (the time is over). So I can say that in this stage it is finished.

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There is my chair among chairs of other course-mates. If I have to describe result, I can say that there are many things I am satisfied about:

  1. the chair is quite small & light, but at the same time very comfortable (but the comfort is smth i can not describe)
  2. the backrest is flexible, its the way how specific of the material is used.

But there are still things I am not satisfied:

  1. perspective makes wrong impression of legs (looks like trapezoid, even if they are parallel)
  2. the pillow is “do it yourself” & a professor Simo Heikkila said that “grandma’s connection”in the backside is not ok.

These are things I should think about…and, of corse, the prototype, made in vacuum bag is not as strong as it should be for normal usage.

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But is is possible to sit! My Japanese course-mate Taka said that he can even fall asleep!

& I still don’t have any normal quality pictures. So tired I am after last weeks & final critics.

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To make the chair as comfortable as it was supposed, there is one missing detail – A PILLOW for head support. That’s quite small thing, but the difference it makes – is so big. I was searching, what great designers have done with this.

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There are some examples of Le Corbusier, Eames, Pouve, Mathsson.

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I started my version with mockup. To understand the size, softness, proportions etc…

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& than the real thing. I haven’t done any sewing for some years. And that seemed so strange, although thats more natural for female than sawing. Mayb.

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Thats my pillow! It’s worth to try it!