Exploration of materiality in furniture design
Pek, Shun Ping
Date of Issue2015
School of Art, Design and Media
Materiality is one of the material’s nature and informs not only the physicality but an archetypical embodiment of an object originating from materials’ true nature. what impression does the material convey? For example, the feeling of warmth and inviting from that of a wooden chair to the user while a plastic chair may feel cold and unattractive. Through the history of product design, many design philosophies and approaches have been developed into solutions translating materials into actual product. With this in mind, this research is to emphasize design methodology and circumspect design process with the idea of materiality. How does the use of materials in design process convey their presence within the finished product? How can designer combine 3d technology to enhance yet preserve the potential of natural material? [3rd Award]
Student Research Poster
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