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SIMILAR PRODUCTS - ICONIC CHAIR COMPARISON

V. Ryan 2013

 

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Study the two Iconic chairs. A product comparison can only be valid if both products are compared using the same criteria, outlined below. Complete the product comparison sheet, by adding brief notes. Internet research may be necessary for some of the criteria points.
 
 
 
 
 
Functions. Consider what the product is supposed to do. Does it carry out all its functions well? Can any of the functions be regarded as a product weakness? Consequently could the product be improved in some way?
 
BARCELONA CHAIR:
 
EAMES CHAIR:
 
 
 
Materials and their suitability for the manufacture of the product and the products final use. This can also include components, as components are sometimes assembled to create a final product.
 
BARCELONA CHAIR:
 
EAMES CHAIR:
 
 
Manufacturing processes and how they were applied to the product. Could alternative processes be used that would lead to an improved, cheaper product? What are the benefits of using the manufacturing processes and techniques?
 
BARCELONA CHAIR:
 
EAMES CHAIR:
 
 
Ergonomics. This could involve analysing the relative comfort of a product, compared to other products.
 
BARCELONA CHAIR:
 
EAMES CHAIR:
 
 
 
 
Aesthetics. This includes considering the way a product looks, style, colour scheme and visual appeal.
 
BARCELONA CHAIR:
 
EAMES CHAIR:
 
Cost. This includes the cost to manufacture the product and the final cost to the customer.
 
BARCELONA CHAIR:
 
EAMES CHAIR:
 
 
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