DD+P : Lightweight Living Fall 2008

Fall Semester 2008

For the autumn semester of 2008 The Digital Design and Production (DD+P) course investigated “Lightweight Living” – the relation between materials, customization, and design

For the main assignment, students were asked to use digital design and production tools to “remediate” old furniture, by reusing parts of the original – in combination with digitally designed and fabricated components. The second phase of the project was to identify the main desing parameters of the furniture and then write parametric programs to allow the end user to customize the design to their specifications.

The project work resulted in two products: both digital and physical:
– A digital program that allows for mass customization and variation of a furniture design.
– A set of prototypes demonstrating the variability of the design.