Category Archives: Deconstruction

Deconstructing 5 & 6

5. Language: Find the opposite. Identify synonyms and antonyms of each word in your new categorical name
6. Form propositions ( __________ could be considered a ________ if ________ )
  • bar
  • bench
  • counter
  • dusk
  • dinning table
  • dinner
  • dresser
  • stand


  • tree
  • texture
  • bush
  • something soft
  • pillow
  • blanket
  • hat
  • fabric

chair, cardboard, etc

I thought the “drop” stool could be form proposition since it has a flat surface and it is elevated. Also the other image is a table that is made out of cardboard, since cardboard could be considered a table if formed correctly.

The best tables, chairs, lights : innovation and invention in design products for the home

By. Mel Byars

Published Crans-Près-Céligny ; Hove : RotoVision, 2005

cardboard table


Deconstructing 3 & 4

3. Language: Rename your category
4. Identify neighboring categories and opportunities
Sturdy elevated surface
Flat surface object holder
Dinning table, table, bar, setting table, desk, bench, chair, stool, couch, piles of magazines or books, shelf, massage table, tray, counter top
I thought this was very similar to the names that my group and I thought of when I walked passes by through the school library. I believe this is a object to put your laptop on top while you are sitting down. It is sturdy, elevated and has a flat surface.

Deconstructing 1 & 2

1. Identify your category and its cultural norms
2. List the qualifiers of your category (it must have or do A, B, C, D in order to be considered a ______ )

Category: Coffee Table

A low table that is designed to be placed in front of a sofa to support beverages, magazines, books and etc while sitting down. They are found in living rooms. It can be used for light and heavy conversations.

They are usually for putting light items on top to hold while you are sitting or engaged in something. It usually has legs to support the surface plane. They are usually made in wood, or glass.

Deconstruction of Coffee Table

1. Identify your category and it’s cultural norms

  • Putting stuff on it
  • Light items such as magazines, books, beverages, etc.
  • 3 or more legs
  • Planar surface
  • Fancy
  • Stationed in living rooms, bedroom
  • Relation with TV
  • Gather around coffee table to talk
  • Within height range
  • Elevated from ground

2. List the qualifiers of your category.

  • Elevated from ground
  • Flat surface
  • Visually pleasing
  • matches with other surrounding designs
  • Touching the floor
  • Supporting the surface
  • Clean
  • Sturdy
  • Space to hold other objects
  • Size
  • Where to station it

3. Language: Rename your category

  • Sturdy elevated surface
  • Flat surface object holder

4. Identify neighboring categories

  • Dinning table
  • Table
  • Bar
  • Setting table
  • Desk
  • Bench
  • Chair
  • Stool
  • Couch
  • Pile of magazines or books
  • Shelf
  • Massage table
  • Tray
  • Counter

5. Language: Identify synonyms and antonyms of each word in your categorical name.


  • Bar
  • Bench
  • Counter
  • Dusk
  • Dinning table
  • Dinner
  • Dresser
  • Stand


  • Tree
  • Texture
  • Bush
  • Soft objects; Pillows, blankets, hat and fabric

6. Form porpositions

  • Chair
  • Cardboard box