Mission My mission is to create an up-cycled furniture design out of wood scraps to promote and announce how important trees are to the world as well as reducing reforestation.
Research In my research, I found out more and more solid answers about why trees are important; furthermore, I have been looking what existing designs, designers and organizations that correspond to my thesis project. I’m preparing a new questionnaire that is going to spray out to specific people related to my thesis project.
NFPs Rainforest Relief and Trees for Tomorrow would be the NFPs for my thesis project. By preparing questionnaires and talk to them will help me understand the newest information about forest situation. I would be able to analysis what projects and case studies they have been doing to help trees.
Target audient For my target audient, I’m forcing on furniture buyers in America because my thesis project is to create an innovative up-cycled furniture design taking place as Lego bricks. It is valuable from the material souse to the making process. If this design goes into production line, it will be separated into 5 steps: collecting craps from furniture manufactures, separate scraps into different sizes, cutting them down for specific components, spraying water base lacquer, packaging process and transporting.
Here are the 10 reasons why trees are valuable and important: 1-Trees produce Oxygen
2-Trees clean the Soil
3-Trees control Noise Pollution
4-Trees slow Storm Water Runoff
5-Trees are Carbon Sinks
6-Trees clean the Air
7-Trees Shade and Cool
8-Trees act as Windbreaks
9-Trees fight Soil Erosion
10-Trees increase Property Values
Community and Social Value: Trees create a peaceful aesthetically pleasing environment and Increase our quality of life by bringing natural elements and wildlife habitats into urban settings.
Ecological and Environmental Value: Trees provide Oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water and preserving soil. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “ One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out fur tons of oxygen which is enough for annual needs of 18 people. Trees are essential to the eco-system. Roots hold soil in place and fight erosion. Fallen leaves make excellent compost that enriches soil. Many animals, including elephants, koalas and giraffes eat leaves for nourishment. Flowers are eaten by monkeys, and nectar is a favorite of birds, bats and many insects.
Personal and Spiritual Value: Trees are beautiful and majestic. Trees help record the history of your family as they grow and develop alongside you and your kids.
Practical and Commercial Value: Trees provide timber for building construction, furniture manufacture, tools, sporting equipment, and thousands of household items. Wood pulp is used to make paper. Quinine and aspirin are both made from bark extracts. The inner bark of some trees contains latex, the main ingredient of rubber.
Property Value and Economic Value: Individual trees and shrubs have value and contribute to savings, but it is the collective influence of a well-maintained landscape that makes a real economic impact as well as greatest effect on property value. USDA Forest service, “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and save 20-50% in energy used for heating.