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Design as strategy to improve wooden furniture production, through a network perspective

NUNES, Viviane G. A.; ZURLO, Francesco;

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This paper reports a Design Pilot Project that aims at promoting sustainability within wooden furniture Micro and Small Enterprises in a Brazilian context. By approaching the network capacity for sharing knowledge, making evolve a fragmented local system and supporting development innovation, the integrated work entails to establish and maintain connections among different actors, creating new possibilities of thinking and collaborating to improve environmental, sociocultural and economic aspects, as a whole.

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Palavras-chave: Strategic design for sustainability, Networks, Collaborative actions, Furniture production in MSEs,


DOI: 10.5151/design-icdhs-059

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NUNES, Viviane G. A.; ZURLO, Francesco; "Design as strategy to improve wooden furniture production, through a network perspective", p. 264-267 . In: Farias, Priscila Lena; Calvera, Anna; Braga, Marcos da Costa & Schincariol, Zuleica (Eds.). Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2012. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0692-7
DOI 10.5151/design-icdhs-059

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