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Research

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Comfort in Design

Problem Statement

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How can Furniture Elevate a Room? 

Many apartments are small, odd shaped, and bland. In numerous young renter’s rooms there are not many places to sit, do work, or talk to visitors, which makes the spaces appear cold and unwelcoming.

Bringing unique furniture into a room can create a 
better experience
for the renter and make them happier with their living situation. Integrating 
different colors can elevate a room by bringing 
emotions such as joy and comfort into the space. 

What is Comfort?

Comfort is having a sense of physical or psychological ease.

Material

Smooth wood, soft fabric, firm seats with a bit of give can all make the body feel at ease. 

Welcoming

Open designs, color, places to put a cup of coffee, and balance are all welcoming features of furniture. 

Light

Studies have shown that the quality of light can make people feel 
more comfortable. 

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“I don’t like when people are 
hanging out in my room and they 
sit on my bed, unfortunately that’s
the only place to sit.”

Female, 19

“I would love to have a couch or a 
couple chairs in my room! It would 
make hanging out with friends 
so much more comfortable.”

Female, 21

“If I had an extra place for people to sleep after long nights that would be great!”

Male, 19

Would having a comfortable area in your room (outside of your bed) be beneficial?

Would you prefer to do online 
classes at a desk or a couch?

8.6%

No

91.4%

Yes

30%

Desk

70%

Couch

Inspiration

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Ideation

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CAD Models

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Concept Direction

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Measurements

Models were built on Fusion 360 with accurate proportions.

In order for the couch to be easily assembled and disassembled, simple joints and screws were used. This will make moving in and out of apartments as seamless as possible. 

Thick, durable suede was used enabling the cushions to be 
comfortable and withstand wear-and-tear.

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Construction 

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Thick, durable suede was used enabling the cushions to be comfortable and withstand wear-and-tear.

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Final Model

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