Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2012

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In


First Advisor

Monica Correia

First Committee Member

Monica Correia

Second Committee Member

Steve McGuire

Third Committee Member

Ab Gratama


This is a research project to design a series of flat pack furniture that assemble without using any hardware and tools. The furniture series included a chair, a table, a coffee table, a side table, a bed and a sofa. Wheels were designed in the furniture to create mobility with the exception of the bed. Sustainable materials, such as Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified plywood and High-density polyethylene (HDPE), had been used to produce the furniture. Rapid prototyping (RP) processes were being used to shorten the design process, such as Computer Aided-Design program (CAD) and Computer Modeling software to design; 3D Printer to create small scale model; Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to create full-scale prototype. Flat packaging has been used in the series to provide convenient to transport the furniture and the shipping cost.


3D Design, Furniture


v, 24 pages


Includes bibliographical references (page 24).


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Copyright 2012 Shu Wun Chan

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