Research of future furniture design : exploring trends and aesthetics in futurism

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sookwang Lee (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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C. Tommy Lambeth

Abstract: Conceptual furniture that appear in many movies can be a great source of inspiration. Unique artifacts are intended to create a sense of place within the physical and psychological context of the movie. Many science-fiction movies upgrade and expand perspectives to feature the technical nature of the background. Inside those films, intriguing furniture play a huge role to create the space and such different furniture designs. Imagining the specific characteristics of the designs that seem as though they belong in outer space, how do they contribute to the overall environment? Current furniture design spans a wide range of genres, and many recent movie films describe many new spaces with existing furniture. These designs illustrate a completely different environment, especially in science-fiction films that take place in outer space. The current technological trends affect the ongoing development of furniture design, and this thesis explores recent, past, and current trends to imagine a potential trend in the furniture industry. Therefore, my design research will find elements that explain future design and feature a body of work examining the next future furniture trends. I will develop a design process that integrates new technologies and making of furniture pieces.

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Language: English
Date: 2017
Architecture, Design, Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Product Design
Futurism (Architecture)
Furniture, Futurist
Furniture design
Industrial design
Product design

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