Saturday, April 23, 2011


Splay stool design process started with the design brief and brainstorming on the concept. after the theme has been selected by the designer,which is CHILDREN FURNITURE, the research have been conducted. the research on children preferences and behaviour have been done on several kindergarten. One of the primary data gathered from private kindergarten. the observation on target user which is preschool children also gained important data of children behaviour,preferences and others.
children explorative behaviour

Children Preference Activities

Children social interactivity

The interview with several expert also suggest the potential of furniture design is important to help children development.The data also gathered from interview with kindergarten owner, Pn Zaiyan and she discuss with the designer about the concept of 'day and night' furniture to enhance children creativity.
 the research conclude,:

Children Development influence by their environment
 : they can learn through object as parts of environemnt ( etc Furniture)
: Interaction through environment as ecperiences,children learn from experience
 : many scholar advocated play as effective learning methods.

the project conclusion is>>>>>

PHILOSOPHY : Playful Design

THEME : Children Furniture

CONCEPT : Day and Night Furniture

the concept developed by the designer that explore through the SPLAY STOOL design. its also can be expand to other theme/type of furniture such as storage,table and others.


 The ideation stages is the exploration on the design through the concept of day and night furniture. The target is to use a basic form and explore the mechanism and design that appropriate to relate with the concept and philosophy. The basic form can be developed to other styling shape after the mechanism have been decide.
At the end, the designer decide to blend the concpet of night and day through visual perception of the graphic cover of the stool. The stool can come with Dual mode,night and day mode. The children can play the stool to change the mode of the stool.

Pivotal rotation Mechanism

Roller Cover


Flip System



 The final idea that have been synthesize to the next level of idea development is below. Its use a cover that can be wrap and unwrapped.

The next step for the process of design this SPLAY stool is Finalsing the idea development through 3D drawing and detailing.

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