SE Competition Entry 2015

SE Design proposal 2015 - "Petit"

SE Design proposal 2015 – “Petit”

Aim: The SE Design Competion 2015

Brief:

  • To design a small item of furniture that is free-standing and fills no more than an area of W:60 x D:60 cm.
  • The design should take its aestetical outset in the architecture of the Øregaard Museum in Hellerup, Denmark, where the exhibition would take place.
  • The Title of the show was “Petit” – a french word meaning something small, elegant and light – which had to be translated into the design.

Entry Date: February 2015

Design skills used:

  • Location and design research to identify the key visual elements that I wanted to use in my design
  • Sketching and concept development using notes and photographs taken on location
  • Market research to identify the current possibilities in the furniture area I had chosen to focus on
  • 3D scale modelling using balsa and pine wood to contruct a 1/5 scale model
  • Photography and DTP to present my idea to the jury

Final Design Model – 1:5 scale:

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Location and visual inspiration research:

Exterior details on the Øregaard Museum building that I used as inspiration in my design process.

Exterior details on the Øregaard Museum building that I used as inspiration in my design process.

Interior details that set Øregaard museum apart from other buildings and that I wanted to use in the the forms that would make up my final design.

Interior details that set Øregaard museum apart from other buildings and that I wanted to use in the the forms that would make up my final design.

Sketch design development:

Sketch analysis of the forms and shapes that occur in the architecture of Øregaard Museum

Sketch analysis of the forms and shapes that occur in the architecture of Øregaard Museum

After choosing to design a clothing valet stand I started to try and construct a design from some of the basic forms I had observed.

After choosing to design a clothing valet stand I started to try and construct a design from some of the basic forms I had observed.

I explored the option of making a closed structure that would hide the clothing from view.

I explored the option of making a closed structure that would hide the clothing from view.

I finalised my design by reaching a decision to make a light and tall structure that would combine open hangers for clothes and closed compartments for valuables.

I finalised my design by reaching a decision to make a light and tall structure that would combine open hangers for clothes and closed compartments for valuables.

(More pictures on the way soon! – updated 31/08/2015)