Over the last few years, we have observed a shift in the relationship with the spaces we inhabit. With the boundaries of indoors and outdoors blurring in the residential and corporate sector, and each space catering to a multitude of functions, people are looking for ways to engage with a outdoor environment which has played host to a variety of functions ranging from socializing to work and personal engagements to establish a sense of community and provide the users a space to reconnect.
Sponsored by AKFD, Jaipur, the Graduation project commenced with an open ended brief as the studio planned to expand its reach in the outdoor furniture market. The initial phase involved creating an extensive material inventory and identifying opportunities for collections based on insights from extensive user and market research. The Project brief was set on various parameters involving- Spatial context, Material exploration and Techniques. The spaces in consideration comprised of residential spaces, expanding into hospitality and corporate spaces.
The project’s scope was to develop a retail collection of outdoor furniture tailored for both lounging and dining, incorporating key design principles of modularity, design for assembly, and stackability to enhance user experience. With an increase in need for customized furniture, the intent of the project was to explore the potential of modular design in offering user- centric solutions while streamlining the manufacturing process.