Flex

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A simple and infinately reconfigurable home furniture system.

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Flex

  1. 1. • over population• small living places• individuality• customization
  2. 2. • complicated• a lot of components• complex assembly• specific needs
  3. 3. • from 2D to 3D• permanent or temporary• easy to store & form• exactly what you need
  4. 4. Users• between 20 & 50 years old• not a family yet, single or in couple• living in a small/random flat• feel like an artist or a designerBenefits• functional: meet customer’s specific needs, multipurposefurniture.• emotional: feels like a designer, connected with theproduct, something personal and individual, exchangeideas and experiences, open source platform.
  5. 5. First Inspiration
  6. 6. ➜Inductionsystem
  7. 7. Make it easy to use• no spontaneous bumps• easy to fold straight• basic uses are drawn on the box
  8. 8. Example of box instructions.
  9. 9. new technologies & materials • • materials constraints• people may think that it’s complicated• no perfect shapesWO TBusiness modeladaptable to customer’s needs •Reusable •customization/personalization •engage customer •become a part of customer’s daily life•S
  10. 10. Flex product distributed through:• exclusive concept stores• website
  11. 11. flexcreativeprofessionalscustomization of Flex bycustomers.open source communication among customers and creativeprofessionals for exchanging ideas and experiences aboutFlex.improvements and evolutionof the product (materials, technologies etc).customersuniqueness
  12. 12. References• Sadchev, S., (2012). Wednesday Guest Lecture [Lecture presented to MA Design students,Brunel University].18 January.• Jordan, P., (2012). Wednesday Guest Lecture [Lecture presented to MA Design students,Brunel University].24 January.• Design Futures Seminars, (2012). [MA Design courses, Brunel University]. January-March 2012.• Major Trends(2012) [Online].Available at: http://www.worldtrendsresearch.com/(Accessed 21 March 2012).• Ron Arad (2012). Design Studio. Available at: http://www.ronarad.co.uk/design-studio/(Accessed21 March 2012).• Smart Furniture(2012). Available at:http://homegallerydesign.com/smart-and-simple-kitchen-design-modern-modular-home-furniture-ideas/ (Accessed 21 March 2012).• Home and Interior design(2012). Available at: http://rafirafi.com/tag/smart-furniture/(Accessed 21March 2012).• Design for tiny apartments (2012). Available at: http://www.homeinteriorszone.com/interior-decoration/furniture/19-amazing-furniture-to-make-the-most-out-of-tiny-apartment-space/(Accessed 21 March 2012).• Gregory Lacoua(2012). Available at: http://gregorylacoua.com/(Accessed 21 March 2012).•Di-NoC 3M (2012). Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phtHl1jF-lI (Accessed 22 March2012).•Metglas (2012). Available at: http://www.metglas.com/ (Accessed 22 March 2012).•Material database: CES EduPack 2011. (Accessed 22 March 2012).•Induction cooker(2012). Available at: http://www.adepem.com/pieces-table-induction.htm/ (Accessed 22 March 2012).

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