Resurfacing by Kevin Chen MDes '20
Project Type: Conceptual Textile Design
Material: Recycled Felt
The resurfacing project is an exploration of modularity textile design. The open ended design of this project is derived from the question: how can modular design improve the current manufacturing method in a household goods upholstery context? Through the modular interlocking interfaces on each individual unit, the model can be expanded almost infinitely without sewing pieces together permanently. This ability to reformat encourages users to create, test and prototype their own patterns, but also extends the product life cycle to create a more sustainable approach in upholstery applications. The project was exhibited in Wanted Design Brooklyn in 2019.