Organic Modern Multi-function Furniture Piece
ATLS 4279 – Aesthetics in Design
I’ve finally received the proper measurements necessary to get started with the proper dimensions and specifications and design choices. Because this will be my first iteration of this design (this upcycled design will be the prototype for my final project in full size and grandeur), I will be scaling this design down slightly and discovering where all the functions go in relation to each other. The only issue I’ve run into thus far is that I do not have much space to work in in regards to length. I know this because I am creating this piece for a specific location in mind and it’s very close to an opening door, so I am limited to ~7” of length.
I have completed orthographic and isometric sketches of my first prototype and I’m pretty happy with how things are moving so far. The next thing I plan on doing is creating a 3D model of this design so that I can be sure of scaling dimensions and component pieces and how things will link together and all that. Once I have completed this model, I’ll be ready to shape the scrap wood I will have acquired into a small version of this piece. I will likely be painting this with old white and green acrylic paint (might use real grass or moss for the greenery I’d like to incorporate) to make this design look more appealing and similar to the aesthetic I am trying to create.
One of the big goals I have for this project is to practice the component design of how everything fits together, so that it will be easy for someone like my parents to put together. This also means this design should be easy to break down and fit into a shipping box. While it is a reach goal, I’d like for everything to be able to be folded together neatly so that I can easily transport it and reassemble it as I like.