Feb 07, 2021
Chairs are uniquely the best expression of design, as American furniture designer Vladimir Kagan has put it. More than any other piece of luxury hotel furniture, it affects our daily experience of work and leisure. It enables us to comfortably go about our jobs, provides a setting for forging relationships and a place to recuperate. This is true across all countries and cultures! As creators, every hospitality interior designer would always be visualizing more creative solutions for seating. The practical and salient points of it are often revealed in the prototypes where function and even vision may not be aligned with reality.
Prototyping can be made easier with 3D modeling which manufacturing experts at Wood Couture employ. If an item simulated in the software does not meet the designer's expectations as specified, modifications can easily be done in a workshopping session to refine structural elements for constructability and stability without compromising the design vision. All changes are automatically reflected in the shop drawing instructions for the factory to fabricate the prototype. This exercise potentially saves at least 30-40 days of the project timeline by reducing the production of prototypes from multiple revisions to one, giving freedom for creative vision and functionality.