Shift - Peter Parlour
The most positive experience of the course for me has been the shared studio environment. Being able to learn collaboratively has allowed myself and others to develop our own ideas and opinions on design, and prepared me well for projects to come. This project has allowed me to explore my own interest in the design of everyday domestic items, applying my enthusiasm for human factors and industrial design to a broad demographic of users.
On a global scale, younger generations are moving more frequently. As a
result, the layout of their living spaces change and unsuitable furniture is often discarded and replaced.
Moving furniture can often pose a number of problems. Current flatpack products aren’t designed to be dismantled, and suffer from inevitable breakage when re-packing and moving to another space.
My response has been to design a fully customisable, flat packing modular furnishing system that uses basic shapes and forms to construct a variety of items. The design utilises low cost manufacturing techniques and is based around an intuitive assembly & dismantling process built to last, making sustainability affordable by doing more with less.