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Joy(n): creating multi-use objects for children
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report deals with the importance and need for more adaptable objects for children to use as furniture as well as for playing in their everyday life. It discusses the importance of such objects that are more suitable for play and movement to aid the physical and psychological development of the child, as well as adressing the nature and importance of play itself in this process. It also gives a short overview of previous furniture designed for children and tries to answer the question of why it is important to allow for the element of play when designing furniture for children, and gives some examples of where this has or has not been taken into consideration.

The report then introduces a new set of objects, the Joy(n)- line, that consists of various components that can be arranged and rearranged to suit the children´s wishes and needs, building and transforming them into traditional furniture such as beds, tables, shelves and seating, but at the same time being "things" that they can climb on and play with.

The working process is followed through sketches and model works, examples of trying out the product are demonstrated, and the end result evaluated .

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konstfack, Institutionen för inredningsarkitektur och möbeldesign , 2010.
Uppsats : IA 2010
Keyword [sv]
Lek, Barn och inredning, Barnmöbler
National Category
Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-2750OAI: diva2:417718
Fine Art
Master / InSpace 2010Available from: 2011-05-18 Created: 2011-05-17 Last updated: 2011-05-18Bibliographically approved

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