Kitchen modeling

Building furniture model in 3D layout. Challenge no. 3

 

In the last part, we discussed what design methods is best for furniture design in spaces given by interior planner.

In this section, we will talk about changes in the plan and how to handle it in the structure of the furniture.

It often happens that after the coordination and during the execution of the order, it turns out that something has changed in the premises – the use of the premises, the door has been moved, the engineering networks that weren‘t foreseen at the beginning was installed, etc. In this case, the constructor has to adjust a layout model and modify the structure of the furniture accordingly. Continue reading…

Kitchen modeling

Building furniture model in 3D layout. Challenge no. 2

 

In the previous part, we have discussed the difference between mass production furniture design and bespoke furniture design. We defined what challenges a constructor face and discussed the problems of importing premises layout in his CAD system.

In this section, we will discuss how to design furniture based on premises layout or model provided by a planner or architect.

The structure of the furniture is dictated by the space allocated to it. Even when designing series furniture that does not apply to a particular space, the designers determine the main volumes and, based on them, design furniture. Meanwhile, when designing furniture for a particular room, its design inevitably has to refer to that space – the volume allocated to that furniture.

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Furniture modeling

Building furniture model in 3D layout. Challenge no. 1

 

Furniture design can be categorized by many criteria – furniture type, materials, tools used for manufacturing, etc. In this article, we’ll look at the challenges faced by companies that deal with projects or bespoke production.

 

In serial production, the context is not something that must be considered. When designing a table for mass production designer solve ergonomic and technological questions of furniture. The placement and adjustment for specific premises questions are left for the user. Working with projects or bespoke production is the opposite of mass production. The designer is responsible not only for the design itself but for furniture integration in the specific interior as well.  Wall closets, kitchens, shops, ships – only a few from many typical situations when furniture designer MUST know where this furniture will be placed. Continue reading…

Furniture design software

4 signs you should upgrade your furniture design software

Lots of woodworkers love their tools, which they use for the design of furniture. They are comfortable using it, they know how it works and they know the flaws software has and workarounds to correct those flaws. What else would you need, right? Well, that is not the way anymore. Although your software doe’s whatever it suppose to do, that doesn’t mean the same job couldn’t be done better, faster, easier. Just imagine if there would be a machine, which could transport you from one place to another in seconds. You could move from home to work and backward, to shop, to pick up kids from school in seconds. Would you still want to go back to your car and spend hours in traffic jams, instead of dedicating this time for family, work or just yourself? Not so much, ha? The same rule works for design software, while the old ways still work – it’s not the best anymore. So check out these 4 signs and decide if it’s time for you to upgrade your furniture design software: Continue reading…

Shpfitting

Shopfitting. Design challenges and how to solve it?

What’s a Shopfitting?

 

Shopfitting is the process of planning and designing a shop layout. But there’s more to it. Shopfitter has an ability to design the interior, and to create a particular look, or feel inside an outlet. If he do it well, the space can provide a cozy restaurant atmosphere, or “scream” – FASHION in clothing shop.

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Which kitchen design software to choose

Which kitchen design software to choose?

It seems like, there are dozens of software packages to choose from, for the kitchen design. But how to choose one, that will fit your needs best? 

One of the criteria might be how difficult it is to learn to use it. Some of it takes weeks or even months to master, which seems very inefficient. But that also means that this kind of software will provide a lot of possibilities when comprehended. CAD’s like that is usually originally designed for professionals. In addition, that kind of software is quite pricey.

On the other hand, there are others, which allow a novice to start playing around with different design ideas in under an hour. It’s usually cheap, or even free. But that’s what those are designed for – a newbie. They are soon outgrown by the users and all the gaps come to the surface which makes working with it very inconvenient or even impossible.

So it’s a tough decision, but I hope these leads will help you to find the best solution. Let’s dive into the pros and cones of what you can find on the market today. Continue reading…

Kitchen design

Kitchen sizes and shapes. What’s important?

As we already discussed in our previous blog post – there are three main kitchen zones, that make a “work triangle”. The trick is to position these three points on your kitchen layout so that they are not too far from each other (this would make you walk backward and forwards more than you need to when carrying out a task) and not too close to each other (this makes for cramped working conditions). Continue reading…

kitchen zones

Things to consider before kitchen design process start

The kitchen is the place where all family members gather to not only prepare and eat food, but also to talk and share the day’s events. Therefore the correct kitchen design has to be functional and allow everyone feel comfortable. In order to create a cozy and convenient kitchen area in your home woodworkers must follow a specific set of design rules. Continue reading…

Autodesk Inventor vs Solidworks

This review is done by Mr. Damien Jovica – Autodesk Business Development Manager at Redstack in Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia. Although, it is a quite subjective opinion, yet a very interesting comparison of two competitive software – Autodesk Inventor vs Solidworks.

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