Goal and Objective: For my thesis project, I want to force on second life for furniture basic on sustainable material and design especially on creating a system that has modulability like Lego for furniture design
Background Story: I went to Museum Of Arts And Design with Richard on Saturday. I saw many different kinds of materials were transformed into different category. Unfortunately, most of them are decorative art and one of a kind. I wish there would be more practical and functional. I found my opportunity after visiting the exhibition; I can force on the second life of products in functional purpose. I have been working in furniture field for two summers in roll. During the experiences, I found there are a lot of wastes have been created even though they only use wood. The finishing part is the biggest problem for our environment, and the scraps are thrown away after cutting. The problem is they are still big enough to make something out of. As the story I found that a man used 7,382 chopsticks to build a boat. I want to say that a small chopsticks can become a boat; why not others. Also, the man just only used one material to make that boat. There must to be more opportunities for up-cycling designs out there. What if I combine more material together to make a design instead of just one?
Strategy & Tactic: In order to get closer to my goal, I will take my first step to research more existing modular products. By analyzing the percentage of how much technology and mechanism involved in those products, I will have clear picture of which part of more close to my goal. Also, I will research more on relevant non for profit organization for further knowledge supports. Second step for me will be more realistic on what can actually happen and come true. By the time I should have quite enough data for what I have been doing and searching for my thesis project. I will start doing material searching and sketching model tasting.
Bloxes: Modular Cardboard Furnishings for the Office: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/bloxes-modular-flat-pack-cardboard.php