Share Stack-able Chair by Tong Jin(TJ) Kim

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Share

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Stack-able Chair

INSPIRATION:
Share is a stool chair, designed for single or young couples who are living in urban lifestyle. Most of the time, they live in condos and small houses, have very limited spaces and budget for their home furnishing. Share is a space saving chair, designed for their occasional home visitors, add more versatility and flexibility to their home environment.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Share is a stackable chair that can be used as single, double, or triple units. The individual chair can be stacked into one single unit or separated into 3 units, making it easy to store and rearrange for the different user needs. If the user purchases 2 sets of Share, the users can host up to 6 guests, or with 4 sets, they can host up to 12 people at a time in their limited home environment.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The individual chair can be stacked into one single unit or separated into 3 units, making it easier to store and move the chair.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project stared in February 2015 in West Lafayette, IN, and finished in September 2015.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Share is made out of all wooden materials with few fasteners. It is a traditional wooden stool with interlocking features to minimize it's volume when they are stacked on top of each other.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The chair is 440 mm wide, 440 mm deep, and 700 mm tall.

TAGS:
Chair, Stack, Share, Storage, interlocking

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
User research was conducted to understand how people use and store their current furniture for different activities in urban environment to understand some of the current challenges. Also, collected data on current market solutions and difference in product types , looking for an opportunity area in the market.

CHALLENGE:
There are many different types of folding and stack-able chairs in the market, but most of them are using a same mechanism. So, the goal was to come up with an unique mechanism that is intuitive to use. Many prototypes were made to prove mechanism and evaluate the concept.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-05 18:35:31

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Tong Jin(TJ) Kim

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Purdue University / Industrial Design

PROFILE:
The Industrial Design area at Purdue has about 100 students in the program. They offer both an undergraduate and a graduate program in ID. The undergraduate degree is a professional program with intensive course work to prepare students for professional design positions. Purdue is unique in that it combines the professional degree with strong liberal arts education. This combination of liberal arts and professional design studies prepares students for strong leadership roles as industrial designers.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Share Stack-Able Chair by Tong Jin(tj) Kim is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Share Stack-Able Chair by Tong Jin(tj) Kim is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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