Outcome

Model Animation

Apart from using technical drawings, images and gifs, I have also created animation videos. These help in visualizing the actual product at a different level as it gives an insight into the structure and construction of the model. Visual aid is always very important in any art project and the following videos will give life to my sit + store project.

 

Outcome

Digital Model

web-gif-ssNow that I have come to the realization part of the project, I have created a digital model to make understanding and visualizing my furniture design easier.

Before I started thinking about material application, I constructed the model with simple components which included both additive and subtractive elements. The modelling of the furniture was easy and quick as it includes repetitive units and a lot of stacking application.

This collage shows a perspective view of the model as well as the front and back. I also created a gif to aid with comparing both front and back of the model with ease.

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The materials, as mentioned earlier, are wood, fabric and jute. All these are natural materials that provide a homely vibe while incorporating the modernistic simplicity of contemporary design.

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As seen in the technical drawings, the furniture design also includes a swinging bench with enough room to swing without disruptance from surrounding elements.

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Here is a collage of the model including shadow and material applications from different perspectives.

Concept Development

Concept Models

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As discussed earlier in the collage and sketches post, my inspiration for the construction of the sit+store furniture is geometric shapes and sharp edges. Nets and steel framework are highly influential on my design and this is what I tried to experiment with while assembling these models.

The arrangements are made using a simple element, toothpick. This has also be picked on purpose as it is made of wood which is my probable material choice.  The crisp and clean white background portrays simplicity and emphasize the structural design of the model itself.

cm1One of my first models displays a cube like structure where the single straight lines are a highly integral part of the construction of the design. These not only create an interesting front and side view, but also form eye catching shadows, which will be seen in all the models below.

cm2Another arrangement which has lines coming inwards and outwards could be a possible idea in the design of my sit+store furniture.

cm3 A highly simple model with no intersection also creates fascinating shadows which reflect the concept very well.

cm4After all the simple arrangements, I tried a more complex design which created different polygons like pentagons and triangles. cm5Both of these final models hint a complicated construction with enthralling arrangements and gripping visuals.

I have tried to cover materials, form, texture and even colours through my model which makes it more relatable to the initial collage composition and research done till now.

Here is a slide show of the model images for a more detailed view.

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