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PRODUCT THREE - TEAK FOLDING CHAIR

V. Ryan 2008

 

The teak chair folds away to storage size. However, care must be taken when folding to ensure that hands and fingers are not trapped. A warning label must be permanently attached to the chair.

The chair must be tested to both British and European safety standards before it can be sold to customers.

 
The method of folding can be seen below.
What do you think of this design of folding picnic chair?  
 
 
 
 
   
PRODUCT ANALYSIS - EXERCISE
   

Look at the wooden folding chair seen above. It has been manufactured using a wood suitable for outside, such as teak. It has a sliding mechanism that allows the chair to be folded relatively flat.
You are to carry out a product analysis on the chair. Write a sentence or more alongside the prompts.

 
1. Materials:

2. Estimated height, width and depth:

3. Strength and resistance to knocks:

4. Specific properties of teak:

5. How the mechanism works:

6. Stability / balance:

7. Safety:

8. Manufacturing processes:

9. Overall style / design:

10. Efficiency of folding mechanism:

11. Strength:

12. Estimated cost in the shops:

13.

14.
   

DESIGN / PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS

 
Now that you have carried out your own product analysis, describe a few design improvements.
 
 
 
 
   
     
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