The project aimed at redeveloping upholstery of a selected range of furniture produced at TDW, improving user experience, and delivering a tentative ecosystem of suppliers and vendors for enabling its manufacturing. TDW had out-sourced its upholstery work to a particular supplier. It now wanted to build this capacity in-house, or work with the supplier to upgrade their capability, or develop new suppliers, or consider a combination of all of the above to achieve the best possible result in upgrading their upholstery. So the student had to become familiar with standard practices in cushioning and upholstery across different type of furniture. It also involved exploring materials and methods (new or traditionally used) that TDW has not typically employed in the cushioning and upholstery of the products that have been identified for this study. Based on the learning gained, various explorations and iterations would be tried out in terms of prototypes of a certain range of furniture at TDW, using the new materials and methods and recommended vendors/suppliers from whom TDW might source these materials or services if it chooses to adopt these recommendations.
Keywords: cushion, foam, furniture, upgrading, upholstery
Student Name: Munindra Mohanta
Guide: Mr. P Rama Krishna Rao, Co-Guide: Ms. Sonal Chauhan