Heirloom – Adaptive Furniture
The waste and expense of having to replace objects after just a few years is exasperating. Not only is this system expensive but it’s depleting the Earth’s resources to a dangerous extent. This project challenges the conventions engrained into today’s throwaway society. Heirloom grows with the user nurturing a strong emotional connection. This object of sentimental value can then be passed down through the generations.
Stripped back to its purist form, Heirloom is a multi-functional furniture piece without complexity. Through simply changing the object’s orientation it adapts to the users’ needs as they grow, providing functionality at every age.
A systemic approach to the products lifecycle and production shifts away from contemporary linear thinking. CNC cut reclaimed FSC hardwood is laminated with bio resin. Heirloom can be manufactured efficiently without toxicity or draining virgin resources. Holistic thinking enables the realisation of a sophisticated idea that defies convention without detriment to the planet.