Design Movements Situation Organic Design Art Nouveau Arts and Craft The work of a specific artist/designer or art/design movement could be the De Stijl Art Deco source of ideas for new range of Memphis products aimed at a design conscious High Tech Pop Art customer market. It will be important that the designs developed into Post Modernism prototypes are not copies of existing work but reflect the general influence of the chosen source and might beThis is my time plan it helps me keep updated on viewed as “in the style of post modernism”which part of my project I half to do each week. Brief I am going to design and make a table based upon the 20th century art movement post modernism. I will make the bed for young children . The bed will reflect the essential features of the movement and will be aimed at young children age 3 – 10 whos parents wish to create themed rooms in their homes. Initial Specification I am going to design and make a bed that will • Represent the ‘style’ of Post modernism. • Be suitable for a childs bedroom.
Karim Rashid is a famous post modernism designer.He was born in Cairo in the year 1960. he lived inEngland and Canada with his Egyptian and Englishparents. He started his carrier when he was just 19.He then went and achieved a bachelor in industrialdesign from Carleton university in Ottawa . Then wentand completed his post graduate studies in ItalyCanada in the year 1982.Karim now works in new york in his own private studio.He has at least 2000 products in production. His workhas also been placed in some museums such as themuseum of modern art in new York and the SanFrancisco museum. He also exhibits his art work inthe Pompidou in Paris.
Aesthetics – the dolls house furniture is quite small and easy so you C £6.00 can move it around and fit together and there are other things you can add to it like colour stickers. A Function – the dolls house furniture is easy to put together with slots F and easy for childrens use and easy to carry around. Ergonomics- it looks really small and safe for children to play with. It E still looks fragile and but it wouldnt be hard to break. Q The quality of the dolls house furniture is quite poor and looks like it might break easy but I think it would still be stable for children. U Environment - you would be able to recycle the dolls house as it is made of wood. E User- the user of this product would be children because it is something to play with.C £300AF Aesthetics – the bed is quite big and bulky. It may be hard to move around but at the same time be safe and suitable for a bedroom.E Function – to go in a childs bedroom and it is an object for a child toQ use everyday to sleep in. Ergonomics- it looks quite big and safe and would be safe to childrenU and good for everyday use. The quality – the quality of this product will be a very high standardE and will be suitable to sleep in. Environment- the bed can be made from wood which you can reuse. User- children will use it to sleep in.
Name: James PhillipsAge:7Location: 45 halls road Kingswood , BristolHobbies: swimming / playingFav colour: red/green/blueFav animal: meerkats and catsFav room: bedroomFav style: dressing up clothes / childrens clothesFav place to visit: park/garden/@Bristol/beach/poolFav drink & food: coke/ milkshake & pasta/beans/chocolateFav book: star warrs/alieans love underpantsFav music: Pop/R&BFav clothes shop: Debenhams/ Primark / M&SFav piece of jewellery: Lego watchFav news paper: n/aFav season: summer & winterTransport: mums car & scooter.Fav piece of furniture: bed/trampolineFrom this information I have collected Ican tell that James ideal bed would havemaybe a meerKat or animal theme. Itcould also have a drawer to put dressingup clothes in. there could also be somekind of holder for food and drinks.It could also have some kind of spacetheme and have a place in it to store toys(Lego). If I could incorporate all of this intoone bed I believe this would be theperfect bed for James.
This is my mood board I have taken images off the internet whichI found when I was researching the post modernism influence.I choose these images because of the bright colours which wereused and the artist I have picked Karim Rashid has designed aVarity of these images.To get influence when i was designing my bed on pro desktop andsketching i would come back to my mood board so i can get ideasthe make my work relate to my artist.
My influence was post modernism ( Karim Rashid) I chose this style and era because I think it looksnew and different. I like the different shapes and colours used. I feel having different shapes andcolours designed into my childs modern themed bed that it would look suitable in a childs room andit would also look appealing to the child that would be using it. Size/Dimensions- Shape-when I design my childs bed I think it should have fun funky shapes so it will fit in to a Childs bedroom theme and I feel if it’s a funky design it would look modern. Material- I am going to use plastic because its easy to model and move around and shape User-I am making my bed in the style for a childs bedroom so it will be used by children. Finish- my final childs bed I believe should have a smooth soft shiny look so I may polish wish would look appealing and would fit into a childs room. Ergonomics- it should not be easy to break because children would be playing on it so it should be very stable it should also not be to heavy and easy to move. Quality Assurance – Possible BS ( British Standards) my child’s bed will be suitable for children because it will not have Sharpe edges and it will be comfy and would not cause any harm to anybody using it. Environmental consideration (Environmental concerns regarding material) I will be using plastic when making my bed and I believe this may cause harm to the environment because it is bio-degradable. Environment (In which the product will be used i.e. fixed to wall and therefore needs to encompass a fitting) my childs themed bed will be on the floor so it will no need to have any fittings.
I have researched into the different products made from the post modernism influence and what ihave found out is that most of the designs which have been produced were actually made out oftimber like hard or soft wood.Because of this I have decided to look at some of the reasons around theprocess of cutting down the trees, and converting it for commercial use.
The product will be made from plastic. The shape will be designed to be a box shape and the inside walls will be slanted There will be no Sharp so it doesnt feel so edges so there is no enclosed. safety hazard. The bed will be set in a cube It would be shape. built by wood The bed so would be would be well sturdy. built and sturdy so it wouldnt collapse.There would be a slide on the Different to allside for children of my other The bars designs. This to play on. There would be around the top The material one is a that i would a ladder at the will help the circular shape. used would front of the bed child stay safe. be plastic & by the slide. wood.
This is going to be the design which I have chosen to carry on with through out the rest of my process of building my bed. I have drawn this sketch using the 3 point perspective. I think this would be a good sketch to The material will be all build on because the bed itself isnt to made out of ply wood complicated but still fits into the because it will be able The curves will postmodernism idea. be soft and the to hold more weight. I got my idea to make my sketch look like bed will be more There will be safe for this from the different product images curves in the wood childrens use. on my mood board which were created to make it look from my chosen artist karim rashid. I funky and modern. feel that the simple yet modern design gives me scope to be able to add things to my design later on when I actually come to make the bed.Made in a oval shape. Made from plastic The plastic and wood. All the edges will be which Im using soft and smooth. will be curved round. I would be using bright red plastic Because the plastics curved so you can see there will be no sharp edges. the karim rashid theme.
I put my hand drawn design into pro desktop and then it is cut out onto I started off some card board to make with my a prototype. design which I also changed my pro I hand drew desktop drawing into a in 3 point DXF file. perspective.I carried on Cut out thegluing it laser cuttingsuntil it and glue itbecame together with In this picture here youone of my the hot glue can see the DXF filefinal gun. being cut out on theprototypes. laser cutter to make my After I designed my drawing components for one of on pro desktop i cut out my my prototypes. design on the laser cutter.In my first picture i started In my second picture you can In my third picture you can I will make my thickness of my plywood: 12with an original bed then I see it is a basic design bed see two basic mm.developed it and you can with the same sides but in postmodernism beds with When I used it I needed to use 3 sheets of it.see this from the unique my opinion it looks more dull the same sides on bothshape but you can also see than modern and it does not beds i think that because The ply wood that I have used was purchasedthe changes I have made follow the postmodernism they both match the type of from Avon ply.e.g. Wholes & different influence enough to be my style in looking for that i The length of the sheets are 8ft by 4 ft. fscsides. final design which I would should combine then like to carry on with. together to be my final design which I would like to carry on with.
In theses images i have takenscreen shots from prodesktop. This is of my designbeing extruded which youcan see is highlighted inyellow is being made thickerby ( 3mm) so I can have abetter view of what my bedwould look like in real life 3d. In these images you can see that I have print screened shots of what I am going through for the different stages of what I done on pro desktop to get to my final assembly drawing.
Anthropometric and Ergonomic DataIn the three images on the righthand side you can see thecomplete anthropometricmeasurements of one seven yearold child.I have decided to choosethe 7 year old child formeasurements for myproduct.The two mainmeasurements I have totake into account are themain height of the childand how far they canreach. The measurements willThe measurements will help me to find out the help me when i start toaverage height of my product as well as making sure 2 year old reach: 14.5” 36.8cm design my product so itthat the children can reach all parts of the different is made to the right 5 year old reach: 17.2” 43.7cmparts of my product the child is using it. dimensions and the 2 year old height: 37.5” 95.25cm ergonomics of my product is right so my 5 year old height:41.8” 106.2cm user can get full use out of my product.
I drew a design to I then put my design I made my design 3d in make. into pro-desktop. pro-desktop. And then I went back to Next I made a rough I made an assembly pro-desktop so I could cut I stuck it together cut out with a piece drawing. out on the laser cutter. using glue and tape. of card. Sharpe knife.My drawing was The dxf file was then put through galad andthen converted to a then sent through to the laser cut to be cut out After the laser had cut my card Idxf file. of card. Turn on the fan because of fire hazard. had to fix the slots together with a Next i cut out what I hot glue gun. Risks or burning from thought would be my final hot glue. design before I moved on to the cnc router. I then sent my bed to get cut out on the cnc router. Use ear protection from loud noise. Make sure protective shield is closed. Next I took my design and put it into the cnc router. After cutting my final design out of cardboard i decided that i should redesign the layout of the bed so it would suit the situation better.
then having cut out on the cnc routerAfter I had cut out my My next move was to find i needed to sand down the edges but I placed a sheet of card underneath so Ibed into five different the images i wanted to i also wanted to add a image onto my could make a mark of where to put in myparts on the cnc router engrave onto my bed bed so this had to be done on the wood cut outs so they are in the rightI was left with rough through the laser cutter. laser cutter but to do this I needed a places for it to engrave on.edged parts. dxf file. Must make sure the extraction is on. My next step was to just pressOnce I had seen the laser had I had to wait for about twenty go on the laser cutter afterfinally engraved my images onto Then once I found out where to place minutes to watch my images setting up on the computermy pieces of wood I had to wait for my wood i slotted everything down engrave on to my parts. what images to engrave andthe laser to come to a full stop so I into the laser cutter so its ready. then it started engraving.could take out my parts to fix Stay with laser cutter and watchtogether. Must make sure the extraction is on. it so the laser doesnt fail or Must make sure the extraction is on. cause an accident. After i cut out my Because i needed to slot After fitting the parts parts and my parts together together with pva glue i engraved into before i glue it so its had to clamp it together them I had to fixed together properly i so its all held tight in the place my bed needed to chisel away right place. together using the the uneven grooves in I left my bed clamped slots which i had the slots so i used a together for over designed and cut hammer and chisel to twenty-four hours so it out on the cnc make sure that all my would be fully fixed. router. parts fitted together Once this is done i nicely and so there was will be able to no excess wood. Be carful when using the clamp because it is very heavy and make Always use a move on to sure you do not clamp it to tight or it will break the wood. apron while in sanding my bed Always wear an apron and hold the chisel Also make sure you are wearing a apron when in the workshop and the workshop. down. correctly because the end is sharp. especially when using the pva glue.
My next step was moving on from the hand sander to the sanding machine. The machine is called a belt sander and its a faster way of sanding wood. Wear an apron while in theWhen the glue had dried i came back workshop. Make sure you arewith sand paper to sort out all of the wearing protective goggles. And dorough edges. not get your fingers to close to the sand paper when its turned on. Wear a apron while sanding in the workshop.