Date of Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
I have an interest in creating furniture with a mechanism that makes the furniture move functionally. Therefore, this paper explains the process and outcomes of designing a chair and a set of furniture with a coatrack, an accent table, and a stackable stool. All the furniture packs flat for storage and shipping purpose with a folding mechanism. The folds happen with fabric hinges that have been experimented with different materials, machinery, and fundamentals.
3D Design, Bamboo plywood, Fabric hinges, Furniture Design, Mechanism, Product Design
vi, 29 pages
Copyright © 2018 Joan Kim
Kim, Joan. "Folding mechanism in furniture design." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2018.