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Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Carl Malmsten - furniture studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This account deals with my degree in furniture design. The project was done in collaboration with the architect firm Byggnadskonst AB in a quest for the cafe chain "Vivels"

Byggnadskonst AB’s mission was to make the interior of the cafe that Vivels is building in Larsberg Center on Lidingö. My assignment was to design chairs for the café. In the beginning I had even thought about designing a table, but as time past I focussed more and more on the chairs. My idea, or issue, was to make chairs for several different kinds of users. My goal was to make a chair for young people, a chair for the elderly and one chair for parents with children. The chairs would make sense of style and construction, but have different features that suited the different groups. I also wanted to learn more about the collaboration with architects, how an interior design project is done and what to consider in the design of the cafe chairs.

I did a research phase of reflection, a questionnaire survey of coffee shop visitors and cafe staff, and was also looking for information about it. I listed the various functions that the different groups could need. When I started sketching I decided to first make a basic chair. A chair that I was pleased with and which I knew was feasible in terms of price and production. During the process I found several interesting issues that I worked with, like how to hang the chair on the table in a new way and if you can make use of vinyl floor from the swedish company Bolon or felt to span a seat over a frame. Gradually I changed my issue from beeing about designing different chairs for different users to be about to make a basic chair that could fit most people in form and aesthetics, I confined myself to design a chair with armrests, one chair without armrests and a bar stool. Sure, there were still the idea of different people, the armrests are a help for older people that will find it easier to get up - but also in order to be able to hang the chair on the table.

In the end I just made one single chair, without armrests. I thougt a lot about armrests but not found a good solution to it. The barstool is available as renderings but is not as thought out as the chair - yet. This work continues, I still intend to finish an armchair and a bar stool as well, but outside of the thesis.

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2011. , 38 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69342ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-G--11/00272--SEOAI: diva2:426083
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Carl Malmsten - furniture studies
Fine Art
Available from: 2011-10-18 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2011-10-20Bibliographically approved

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