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Dimensional mass customization of a flexible furniture system

Dimensional mass customization of a flexible furniture system

Leite, Raquel Magalhães; Celani, Gabriela;

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This paper presents the development of a framework to investigate possible intersections between mass customization and flexibility in the furniture scale, based on the notion of complex modularity. The conceptual framework was implemented with parametric design as a prototypical furniture system, which allows dimensional customization and digital fabrication in reduced scale. The system was evaluated through workshops that simulated pre-configuration and reconfiguration layouts in a study room. Results showed that embedding complex modularity into furniture elements and defining measurement intervals contributed to the flexibility of the mass customized alternatives, providing the emergence of unexpected layout compositions and furniture uses.

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Palavras-chave: Mass customization, Parametric design, Furniture, Complex modularity,


DOI: 10.5151/sigradi2020-19

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Leite, Raquel Magalhães; Celani, Gabriela; "Dimensional mass customization of a flexible furniture system", p. 137-142 . In: Congreso SIGraDi 2020. São Paulo: Blucher, 2020.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sigradi2020-19

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