BIO-INSPIRED MULTIFUNCTIONAL STOOL

This project presents a design that demonstrates that sustainability can coexist with functionality. The goal was to prototype a multifunctional product that implements environmental responsibility and inspiration from nature. Various materials, ecological strategies and biological structures were considered through experimentation and research. As its main function, the design will demonstrate the properties of an ordinary chair, while also serving as a side table or home decoration. It will reduce the material required for production and efficiently distribute its resources, where as a result the waste generated will be reduced. Unlike conventional production methods, this design process aims to lessen its negative impact on the environment. The main focus was to create a sitting stool made entirely out of cardboard. The design would demonstrate the properties of a regular stool while cutting back on the material needed for production and recycling the produced scraps. It would present an approach where an everyday object is designed, but in a new and unique way.

Lazar Avramovski

Lazar Avramovski comes from Skopje, North Macedonia. He is a fresh graduate from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Skopje, under the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, with a Bachelor degree in the field of Industrial Design. As part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Industrial Design program gave him the knowledge in both the design and engineering fields. The combination of these fields enables him to design products that not only catch the eye of the consumer but also perform adequately. Lazar uses computer aided design software’s to translate his ideas into 3D models and visualize them easily. He also works on practical projects, which allow him to experiment with materials and their properties. His current interests lie with design that draws it inspiration from nature and the unique structures that can be found in it.