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FURNITURE DESIGN

ULTERIOR

SPRING 2018

As found in many ottoman designs, the structure and legs are often underrepresented. This lead to the design of Ulterior, an ottoman with a structure that extends beyond its expected presence.

 

Given the brief to work from the IKEA KNAGGLIG, the box defined the rectangular design language for Ulterior. The wooden legs extend on to the upholstered facades from opposite corners of the ottoman. Like a firm hug, the structure exhibits its functions that are commonly concealed. To accentuate this design, the opposite upholstered facades also extends down, complimenting the wooden legs.

PROCESS

Research

I started looking at existing ottoman designs and curated interesting ones into a mood board. This was where I noticed the commonality in ottoman designs, that there was a clear separation between the legs and the upholstery. 

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Ideation

Through sketches, I was able to iterate and refine my designs.

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Fabrication

With a finalized design, I began to construct Ulterior. It was very important to work with precision in order to deliver a seamless connection between the upholstery and the structure.

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