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Fast/Casual Furniture

Case Study

Objective

Develop new mixed-material chairs, stools, and tables for the fast-casual market with simple designs for manufacturing.

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Benchmarking

Product Researchers benchmarked a variety of dining table, chair, and stool designs which incorporated wood and metal. We explored and analyzed colors, materials, and key trends with the customer.

Concept Ideation

Industrial Designers sketched both exploratory designs and focused design possibilities. Together, a variety of assembly processes were analyzed and ranked to meet design objectives.

Conceptual Engineering

Conceptual Engineers worked in collaboration with the customer to define and prioritize functional requirements, manufacturing feasibility, and product design consistency.

CAD Design

DISHER’s Engineering Team took the product designs and translated them into a CAD design. DISHER coordinated design reviews, pre-production builds, testing, manufacturing reviews, and final approvals.

Final Product

DISHER’s customer launched the versatile furniture line in time for NeoCon. Today the products can be found in a variety of commercial dining settings.