SPACE SAVER SEATING
Designed as a seating solution to every shrinking domestic living spaces, the DM_S is based around the idea of small packaging, high build quality, and simple mechanical design.
Targeted mainly at first homebuyers and small apartment owners, the seat helps to tackle the contemporary issue of modern living. In these times floor space comes at a premium, this is issue is set to continues for the next few years as more apartments are built in and around city centers. The clientele in mind have less disposable income compared to other young professionals, hence minimal spending for high price goods. This area has a want for aesthetic design and low cost, a love of mechanical simplicity, and a need for individuality
The seat design took 13 weeks and evolved from a rigid concept formed from folded steel channel in a modern and unique design. Technical requirements for this brief included:
- Supports 150kg
- $300 AUD RRP
- Safety to users and environment
- All-in-one design (No Separate components)
- Packaging dimensions of 600mm X 150mm x 450mm
- Maximum weight of 6kg
The stool adhered to all but one of these requirements, that being the price of the stool. As this stool is available in a large range of colours, finishes, and wood types the minimum cost of the stool is $210 AUD. The argument to be made for the price is that this seat will help to replace an item that is usually thrown out and replaced every 3-5 years. Hence the design and manufacturing of the seat is more sustainable in the long run.
The stool has received a large amount of interest and is now being redesigned into a high seat variant. This allows for much more market presence in the long term for the design as it continues to evolve through its lifecycle.