Far from being spaces just specialized for guests and visits temporally and spatially,saloons are transforming into work and entertainment spaces where all the domestic practice of an individual in the new domesticity occur. Activities that are defined with periods and spaces in a day before (work,dinner,resting) are now taking place inside the house at the same time and in the same space.In such circumstances,it is neccessary to answer the new domestic's need at the same time and place.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In the user’s living space,it will be able to undertake the task of a coffee table and meet the needs of putting, leaving, keeping in mind a number of objects; It is not only designed for laptop use, but may be less specific for laptop use; It can allow different seating positions without limiting mobility when using on the knee;In short, a home furniture that is not intended for use on the knees but is still recommended use in moments found in seating units such as seat couches for short-term.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
I tried to adjust the angle of view during the use of the laptop and to vent the laptop to prevent it from getting warmed up with the
rectangular piece used in the upper part. It has a pocket to put a set of
objects. Chargers, headphones, etc. can be stored when not in use. The top table is designed to fit a laptop and mouse. Dimesions can be changed according to seating units.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in March 2016 and finished in June 2016 in İstanbul, Turkey. It was exhibited in Salt Galata,İSTANBUL in July 2016 and Dutch Design Week in October 2016. Also this product stays at Design Academy Eindhoven now.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Timber processed beech and a 2mm thick plywood were used. Turning machine and CNC are production methods.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
500mm x 400mm x 470mm for physical product. Pieces were carved from the joints and held together. By mounting the front legs inward, it was tried to strengthen the connection with the sitting unit. It's also as light as an adult person can carry one finger.
laptop, table, endtable, light, furniture, livingspace, ultraleggera, laptoptable, domesticity
Firstly, typology research was done. End tables was examined according to their positions,dimensions,layers,details and interaction with other domestic furniture and objects. The results obtained this research; "The distance from coffee table between seating unit is too much influence in the using density for tables that have same physical features.", "End tables that are tall and far from seating units,
it does not seem very convenient to daily use." , "End tables that have multiple layer and in front of the seating unit, It is widely used." , "Embroidered and very detailed table are placed in visible places. The display can be more important than using frequently." Secondly, user research was done with computer game players in their living spaces and the result obtained this research; "They prefer to sit on the sofas because they spend a large part of the day at the computer. They think it is most comfortable than to seat on the chair. For this reason, table is moving object instead of seating unit." Lastly, product research was done to see that which products were made for laptop using.
Obviously I did not face any obstacles that restrict me because I have progressed according to the existing possibilities in the design phase.
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Image #1: Design Student Nur Seda Şahin, Ultraleggera, 2016.
Image #2: Design Student Nur Seda Şahin, Ultraleggara, 2016.
Image #3: Design Student Nur Seda Şahin, Ultraleggara, 2016.
Image #4: Design Student Nur Seda Şahin, Ultraleggara, 2016.
Image #5: Design Student Nur Seda Şahin, Ultraleggara, 2016.
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