yo wrote:Since this is for children, making it smaller with probably less weight constraints, I wonder if it could be bass inject plastic like some plastic furniture (Bellini chair).nxakt wrote: The tubes could be hydro-formed as in bike frames, as a concept, leaving behind round tubular frames seems a good direction.
I second the prototypes thing. Make a bunch of simple dirty models out of pink foam and photo with kids, rough plywood cut outs, whatever.
Imagining children will be using this 24/7, light weight is an important aspect to remember. Some materials we proposed are aluminum since its very cheap, polycarbonate which surprisingly light and strong, and also carbon fiber but keeping in mind the expensive price. Do you have any more suggestions on materials that I possibly could use?
As a group (it is a group project), we did some quick mockups out of pvc tubing. As long we can explore and get feed back on the structure and how it feels when its being used.