Sustainable design and innovation for office furniture and its implementation




Seyajah, N.
Cheng K. (Kai)
Bateman, R.

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DEStech Publications, Inc


Products such as furniture are a combination of components that together provide the functionality required by the customer. For the designer, the product configuration has special importance. The impetus for new ideas becomes obvious as they will influence the future industrial designers. The objective of this research is to develop a new tools to help designer make a most effective decision making toward sustainable design. At early design decision makings, the design concept selection at the component design level can cause the product to be redesigned or remanufactured. Early design decision makings are essential and have significant impact on sustainable design of furniture products. However, there are still challenges to evaluate a significant sustainable design especially to furniture industry on open plan system. The aim of the research presented in this paper is to address the issues above in an integrated sustainable design.


Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, held May 20-23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio
Includes bibliographical references


Office furniture--Design, Sustainable design, Computer-aided design