Dimensional mass customization of a flexible furniture system

Raquel Magalhães Leite, Gabriela Celani
2020 Blucher Design Proceedings   unpublished
This paper presents the development of a framework to investigate possible intersections between mass customization and flexibility in the furniture scale, based on the notion of complex modularity. The conceptual framework was implemented with parametric design as a prototypical furniture system, which allows dimensional customization and digital fabrication in reduced scale. The system was evaluated through workshops that simulated pre-configuration and reconfiguration layouts in a study
more » ... Results showed that embedding complex modularity into furniture elements and defining measurement intervals contributed to the flexibility of the mass customized alternatives, providing the emergence of unexpected layout compositions and furniture uses.
doi:10.5151/sigradi2020-19 fatcat:7bhlklef55gi5plkut46q7fwdm