This graduation project was made possible under the sponsorship of Foley Designs, founded by Michael Foley, an alumni of NID. The intent of this document is to give a concise overview of creating a tangible solution to a very open-ended problem from a research and development of six months. The project had been initiated at the peak of the pandemic and it was only fitting that a topic of relevance was chosen. 'Work from Home' was the buzzword at the time. Since the studio was not a furniture studio primarily, there was enough room for exploring the topic in any direction. After probing into the topic, there was a clear understanding to think differently. The first thought was to not design a table and chair for the problem, but to rather leave a possibility for the user to use the solution differently. The idea was to provide a tangible product for the user that was a part of his identity. It was a product created for a user who likes to use their freedom and express their individuality. During the course of the project, more focus was put in creating something different and novel.
LUNA was conceived after various iterations and hands-on explorations. The studio was a mixed bag of product designers, graphic designers, engineers and architects which made it possible to flesh out the outcome in a very unique way. Every feedback had a different perspective and the product was just as well a reflection of its habitat. The whole experience of creating LUNA at the studio is irreplaceable.
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