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Flexibelt boende: en multifunktionell möbel för begränsad bostadsyta
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Malmstens Linköping University.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Flexible Living : a multifunctional furniture for limited living space (English)
Abstract [en]

The goal in my bachelor thesis has been to create a multifunctional furniture, a product in which the form has followed the function to allow the user variation for the body and practical functions. The purpose of this project has been to encourage reduction of unnecessary furniture within compact living spaces and instead offer better solutions to practical multifunctional furniture.

In my research phase for this project I studied different forms of multifunctional furniture on the market as well as carried out different observational studies of student living and how students generally use their furniture. The first being various visits to different student rums and apartments. The other being a closer study at Malmstens school in which I allowed students to create their own space and interact with the furniture to study how the students used the furniture and how the students sat in the furniture. A basic, yet crucial, survey about multifunctional furniture was sent out to gather information on what people do at home and what type of furniture people prefer if they were to live in a compact space.

The research gathered led to the next phase of the project in which many different sketching techniques, both 2d and 3d, resulted in a multifunctional furniture which offers variation within sitting and practical use. As a result of the analysis a furniture prototype will be built and shown at Malmstens Spring Exhibition and Vallastaden Living and House Society Exhibit in September 2017.

Abstract [sv]

I detta examensarbete har målet varit att skapa en multifunktionell möbel, en produkt där form följer funktion som erbjuder variation både för kroppen och för praktiska funktioner. Syftet med att uppnå detta mål är att uppmuntra till minimering av antalet möbler på en begränsad yta och därmed bidra till minskad konsumtion och erbjuda fler praktiska lösningar i hemmet. Jag vill upplysa om och uppmuntra tanken att möbler kan passa människans flexibla behov.

En insamlingsetapp av information från studiebesök, deltagande observationer, en enkät och en omvärldsanalys har lett till en god uppfattning om hur människor kan möblera i framtiden. Under dessa observationsstudier besöktes olika former av studentboende med fokus på att observera förhållande mellan hur möbeln användes och placeras i rummet. I den andra studien som ägde rum på Malmstensskolan skapades ett påhittat rum som fick inredas av olika studenter för att se vilka funktioner möbeln användes till och hur studenten rörde sig i sina möbler.

Undersökningen har lett till en omfattande skissprocess med olika skissmetoder. Resultatet är en multifunktionell möbel som ger variation för både sittande och praktiskt användning. Utifrån detta examensarbete tillverkas en prototyp som ska ställas ut vid Malmstens Vårutställning 2017 och vid Vallastaden Bo- och Samhällsexpo 2017.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
Furniture, Multifunctional, Flexible, Flexible living, Couch, Sofa, Recliner, Easy Chair, Desk, Compact Living, Student, Student Living
Keyword [sv]
Möbel, Multifunktionell, Flexibel, Flexibel boende, Soffa, Fåtölj, Skrivbord, Kompakt boende, Trångboddhet, Flat pack, Studentboende, Student
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142322ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-G--17/01312--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-142322DiVA: diva2:1152639
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Carl Malmsten - furniture studies
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Available from: 2017-11-13 Created: 2017-10-25 Last updated: 2017-11-13Bibliographically approved

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