A Flat pack place to rest – research pt 1

We are attempting to create a place to rest. Not a necessarily a chair, but something.

Requirements

  • Uses existing typography
  • Lightweight materials
  • Flat pack transportation
  • easy to assemble
  • strong sturdy connections

Location possibilities

  • On a beach (maybe a rocky one)
  • In the woods
  • In an urban environment
  • A front porch
  • A backyard

Where we are going to put it will greatly impact the design of the object itself.

Target Audience

  • Homeless
  • Hipster
  • Person
  • Camper
  • Average home relaxer (My mom works for this because she has some specific needs because of her bad knees)

Other things to consider

  • Comfort (can larger people use it?)
  • Sturdy
  • How long is it intended to be used?
  • Will it sink into soft ground?
  • Once it goes up is it a permanent structure, or should it be able to be folded up for storage?
  • Is it affordable to make/maintain?
  • Can one person set it up?
  • What climates can it be used in?
  • Does it only need to do one thing, or can it have multiple functions?

 

 

Some ideas for what other people have created.

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Some preliminary sketches of ideas.

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