I have together with Frimeko AB developed new hallway furniture for preschools. The background to the project is the fact that all the existing hallway furniture’s on the market today have a similar design and same features. None of the furniture stands out immediately. Companies who work with school furniture in general have been inspired by each other, and therefore is the collections monotonous. The range on the market today consists mostly of the material wood and metal.
The hallway environment in preschools is often very crowded. It is messy and disordered, which makes the preschool teachers work more demanding than it needs to be. Children at a young age (1-3) can´t get dressed by themselves, and need help from the parents or the teachers. The target was to make children more independent and in a very early age teach them what they should wear depending on the weather.
It was also important to make an ergonomic product, to make the parents and preschool teachers work easier, and to provide a basis for discipline and order in the hallway. Good storage and intelligent solutions were requested.
The target was to redesign Frimeko AB's existing hallway furniture, based on user groups and client requirements. More features were requested and more value would be added in the final product.
The project has been carried out using the design process, where the analytical work and studies are an important part in the beginning. Based on these studies, the ideation generation starts, and then develop the concepts. Out from them a final result arises. That outcome is modern hallway furniture with integrated smart functions and solutions. The product allows users to use the product in its own way, but offers seating, ergonomic work and a fun and playful design of the hallway furniture for preschools.
2011. , 39 p.