Parametric Furniture Design and Fabrication for Urban Homes Role : Founder/CEO Collaborators : Amit Nambiar
O-LAP was a startup venture in operation between 2013-2015 with focus on design, research and fabrication of parametric products. Parametric design is the design of a product based on computation of different parameters associated with the product. A number of methods in design of products as well as design of spaces in urban homes were explored. The design was done mainly keeping in mind a person living in a metropolitan city. The venture won a number of recognitions and awards mentioned at the end of this article.
O-LAP featured at TEDx Gateway
The concept was based on the idea of mass manufacturing and mass customization. If a product (in this case a furniture product) had to be truly customized, it had to take into consideration the exact user that was going to use it. For the same we created a system that took in parameters of the user like age, inclination and weight. The system then converted these values into a design of a furniture product with its fabrication parts made for the exact user; i.e. mass customization. These parts would later be assembled by the user himself