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Ilanit Ovadya

Long Island City, United States

Designer (Product Design)

Member since March 10, 2008


  • FUNCY

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    FUNCY

    “packaging - furniture - packaging”

    NFP

    Advice and suggestions from; "CENYC", "o2nyc", and "Rainforest Relief"

    Problem

    The density of urban environments is a well established dilemma. One of the practical problems resulting from density of urban livings is the efficient disposal of waste. With the population of city-dwellers increasing, the amount of garbage produced also increases. In New York City “packaging” is 1/3 of the total garbage; discarded furniture in New York accounts for more than 200,000 tons each year, constituting a significant potion of the city’s waste.

    Solution

    FUNCY is a ready-to-ship workstation, and contributes a logical solution to waste problems by eliminating packaging waste. The FUNCY packaging is not thrown away, but is turned into the accessories of the work station.

    Next Steps

    Mass production

  • Funcy

    Environment, Industrial Design

    Blog-image_177_

    FUNCY

    “packaging - furniture - packaging”

    NFP

    Advice and suggestions from; "CENYC", "o2nyc", and "Rainforest Relief"

    Problem

    The density of urban environments is a well established dilemma. One of the practical problems resulting from density of urban livings is the efficient disposal of waste. With the population of city-dwellers increasing, the amount of garbage produced also increases. In New York City “packaging” is 1/3 of the total garbage; discarded furniture in New York accounts for more than 200,000 tons each year, constituting a significant potion of the city’s waste.

    Solution

    FUNCY is a ready-to-ship workstation, and contributes a logical solution to waste problems by reducing packaging waste. The FUNCY packaging is not thrown away, but is turned into the accessories of the work station.

  • FUNCY_multifunctional sustainable furniture

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    Thesis Statement: To improve the quality of life by designing sustainable multi-functional furniture, which can do more with less in small spaces, therefore preventing waste from being produced.

    Mission Statement: The density of urban environments is a well established dilemma. One of the practical problems resulting from density of urban livings is the efficent disposal of waste. With the city-dwelling populations increasingly growing, the amount of garbage produced expands accordingly. A logical solution to this problem would be to reduce the amount of garbage by preventing waste from being produced. Given that discarded furniture in New York accounts for more than 200,000 tons each year, constituting a significant portion of the city’s waste, I would like to work to solve this problem by designing multi-functional furniture that can be used for different purposes. e multi-functionality of the products will prolong the duration of use; moreover when these products are thrown away, the amount of garbage produced will be inversely proportional to the number of functions which they were used for.

    Target Group: Young urban dwellers, who are concerned about the environment, with small living/ working spaces

  • Funcy

    Environment, Industrial Design

    Funcy_board4blog_177_

    Multifunctional, sustainable furniture

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Ilanit Ovadya

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design