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Process

Templates for my cardboard and wood coffee table.

Cutting cardboard to no end.

Cutting wood to no end…

Gathering scrap wood and gluing them together and cutting it to the same shape as my template.

Sanding to death…

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Actual size model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revised model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I revised it a little, by making the side of the coffee table 90 degree’s only while the side of the coffee table is the same angle.

Coffee table model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model is made out of bristol paper. The first and second photo shows how the coffee table can be arranged freely. Also each side has an angled cut so you can lay your back. The last photo shows how you can also stack them together since they are all the same size.

Facts

From what I have researched so far about sustainability on my category, it started when people started producing organic coffee but I am not sure if this information is accurate. It is something that I came across. Materials that were used to make a coffee table were logs, plexiglass, natural bamboo, and etc. The image below is one example of a Eco-friendly coffee table since it is using a log that was discarded and applying recycled wood for the legs. Another sustainable object that exists is the on below the log coffee table, it has a growing grass on top of the table.

 

 

Images from google

Sustainability 10

 

Treetrunk Bench

 

1000 new eco designs and where to find them

By: Rebcecca Proctor

Pg. 306

Sustainability 9

 

I thought the materials that are used for this piece is very interesting since it doesn’t look like its made from them. It uses wheat, corn,¬† and lactic acid which are natural materials.

 

Experimental Eco->Design Architecture/Fashion/Product

By: Cara Brower, Rachel Mallory, Zachory Ohlman

Pg.24-25

Sustainability 8

 

This piece has sustainability and brightness since it uses plastic bags and cardboard boxes for sustainability and this brings joy to the countries that do not have soccer balls in this case, Africa. I thought this has a fun aspect to it so I really liked this piece.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 382-383

Sustainability 7

 

I think this piece really caught my attention since this design is using nature to feed nature. Using the rain’s fresh water, it goes down the drain in that vase. Most people use water from the sink or outside hoses to water plants can effect them since not all the water are 100% fresh. The design of this piece is very organic in which I thought matched with the surrounding and characteristic.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 372-373

Sustainability 6

 

A piece that I thought was very conventional. Since many plants need light to grow but during the winter time there is barely any sun to provide light to plants. This design uses that light in a confined area for plants to grow. It has the standard lamp on top and switched around on the bottom for the base which is where the soil and plant goes into. I was interested in the fact that it is using a standard product and applying in a sustainable stance.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 274-275