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The cyclo chair

Abrahamsson, Albert LU and Rutqvist, Nils LU (2015) IDEL01 20151
Industrial Design
Abstract
This thesis aims to provide a suggestion to how a chair could be designed to have less negative impact on the environment.
At many offices the turnover of furniture is big. By conducting interviews and study visits, it was indicated that chairs used in lunch areas and meeting rooms are the type of furniture that gets exchanged the most in office environments.
Many of the existing chairs used for these areas have materials and parts that are hard to separate, replace and recycle.
We investigate different ways of how to design furniture that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The methods that are explored the most are “design for disassembly” and “cradle-to-cradle” thinking.
To find out what materials that express... (More)
This thesis aims to provide a suggestion to how a chair could be designed to have less negative impact on the environment.
At many offices the turnover of furniture is big. By conducting interviews and study visits, it was indicated that chairs used in lunch areas and meeting rooms are the type of furniture that gets exchanged the most in office environments.
Many of the existing chairs used for these areas have materials and parts that are hard to separate, replace and recycle.
We investigate different ways of how to design furniture that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The methods that are explored the most are “design for disassembly” and “cradle-to-cradle” thinking.
To find out what materials that express eco-friendliness and quality, a material survey was made. Twelve participants got to point out which materials they believed expressed this. Metals with a rough or aged finish and natural materials were found to communicate this the best.
By communicating these features clearly and honestly we have designed a chair, which is easy to assemble, disassemble and recycle. Every material is separable from each other and can be included in a closed cycle, either natural or technical. (Less)
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author
Abrahamsson, Albert LU and Rutqvist, Nils LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Being ecologically benign in contemporary office environments
course
IDEL01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
other publication id
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--15/50287—SE
language
English
id
7369906
date added to LUP
2015-06-17 17:29:47
date last changed
2015-06-18 14:04:29
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to provide a suggestion to how a chair could be designed to have less negative impact on the environment.
At many offices the turnover of furniture is big. By conducting interviews and study visits, it was indicated that chairs used in lunch areas and meeting rooms are the type of furniture that gets exchanged the most in office environments.
Many of the existing chairs used for these areas have materials and parts that are hard to separate, replace and recycle.
We investigate different ways of how to design furniture that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The methods that are explored the most are “design for disassembly” and “cradle-to-cradle” thinking.
To find out what materials that express eco-friendliness and quality, a material survey was made. Twelve participants got to point out which materials they believed expressed this. Metals with a rough or aged finish and natural materials were found to communicate this the best.
By communicating these features clearly and honestly we have designed a chair, which is easy to assemble, disassemble and recycle. Every material is separable from each other and can be included in a closed cycle, either natural or technical.},
  author       = {Abrahamsson, Albert and Rutqvist, Nils},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The cyclo chair},
  year         = {2015},
}