Flatpack Wonders From The University of Oregon

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Images Credit Lloyd Alter

As always, the student work at ICFF is the most interesting. Students at The University of Oregon's product design school developed a line of flatpack furniture; some of them look like they might barely carry the weight, but others look IKEA-ready.


Most flatpack furniture is, well, flat; chairs are often not that comfortable. I liked this chair that turns it on its edge to get a curved sitting surface.


A lifecycle analysis of each item is printed into the cork mat on the floor.

University of Oregon at ICFF from Lloyd Alter on Vimeo.

Two of the students explain the work, right next to a loading area with a backup beeper.

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