Technopod was the result of my final DIploma Project at the National Institute of Design, India. It was a 4 month long project done with Esthete, Bangalore. 
This project deals with designing furniture for a modern living scenario, mainly as an accessory with technology. The sofa designed within this 4 month period tries to solve various issues that are faced by users since the large scale inclusion of technology in our lifestyles. It also caters to new age lifestyle habits like TV dinners and multitasking. It has numerous features that assist in the easy and ergonomical usage of devices such as laptops and cell phones.
Apart from this, the sofa caters to the storage needs of modern compact homes. It strives to fulfil the combined purpose of other living room furniture like dining table, coffee table, cupboards, lounge chairs, armchairs and sofas.
It is aimed at the youth, young bachelors and IT professionals who might spend most of their post-work time in the living room, or who might be living in smaller spaces, hence requiring multifunctionality of furniture.  The sofa intends to fulfil their practical and entertainment needs.
 
The extending surface can be useful for many situations like using laptops and tablets and reading
Technopod has an inbuilt LED reading lamp
The ottoman from under the seat can be lifted to convert one seat into a lounge chair
Multiple storage options are available within the body of the sofa
The single seater and 2 seater, part of the complete set
The coffee table and 3 seater sofa, part of the complete set
The entire set in the scenario of a living room
The sofa design went through various stages of research, conceptualization and iterations, visualization and finally prototyping and user testing. The main focus areas were form exploration and multifunctionality. 
For the full documentation, please visit Issuu
The final concept sketch of the sofa
Scaled model made out of MDF. Scale 1 : 5
Design Copyright by Furlenco, Bangalore 
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My final Diploma Project at National Institute of Design, India. A sofa for the modern living room to assist in the use of technology, and other Read More
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