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The role of digital technology in illogical furniture design

[ دور التكنولوجيا الرقمية في تصميم أثاث لا منطقي ]

Volume 25, Issue 1, December 2018, Pages 269–282

 The role of digital technology in illogical furniture design

Amany Mashour Hendy1 and Alyaa Ezzat Hassan2

1 Interior Design and Furniture Department, Faculty of Applied Arts, Damietta University, Egypt
2 Assistant Lecturer, Interior Design and Furniture section, Faculty of Applied Arts, Damietta University, Egypt

Original language: Arabic

Received 6 August 2018

Copyright © 2018 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The most successful designers are those who seek to have a rich ideas. Without diversifying ideas, ordinary ideas become stagnant and lose their advantages. In the end, the designer loses the ability to innovate. So the designer is always keen to change the way of meditation for everything that surrounds it, which leads to the discovery of new relationships between things, and combined them to form innovative concepts are unfamiliar, which in turn lead to the development of creative thinking skills and not compatible with the latest modern technology. Hence the problem of research, the habit of the local furniture designer to draw inspiration from the forms in a logical manner may lead to the cessation of creativity in a moment. Which ultimately leads to the transformation of furniture from a functional composition of an innovative artistic nature, to a rigid thin g that we use in its daily form and does not carry between it what we call the realization of the mind and hopes aspects of beauty. What are the illogical trends of the formal inspiration provided by modern technology and computer programs? And how does inspiration come from using these nonsensical trends to revolutionize the world of furniture design? The research aims to infer the illogical formal trends resulting from the integration of modern digital techniques with logical formal values. By analyzing some of the contemporary furniture designers' work. To explain the effect of the informal and formal trends on local furniture. The research follows the descriptive analytical method. Modern technology has enhanced innovation in furniture design globally by discovering new relationships between objects, because technological advances in science have created a different vision of things. The flexibility of computer programs has enabled the designer to add, delete and merge quickly and easily, enabling him to create new things. Modern technology has also added illusory formality to the inspiration of global furniture design, such as fragmentation of formation, which is in contrast to the principle of unity in logical formal values. Other dimensions were created as a fourth addition within the composition by giving a hint of fast and slow motion. It also enabled the global designer to exploit the possibilities of the third dimension better than before. The existence of economic, technical, technological and cultural restrictions on many local furniture has led to the codification of the vulnerability of modern digital technologies, causing the absence of important foundations such as balance, harmony and unity in some pieces of local furniture.

Author Keywords: Creative thinking, Contemporary furniture design, Digital technology, Illogical formal Directions for Inspiration.

Abstract: (arabic)

إن أكثر المصممين نجاحا هم من يسعون لامتلاك مخزونا ثريا من الأفكار فبدون إتاحة الفرصة لتنوع الأفكار تصبح الأفكار المعتادة راكدة وتفقد مزاياها وفي النهاية يفقد المصمم القدرة علي الابتكار. لذا يحرص المصمم دائما علي تغيير طريقة التأمل لكل ما يحيط به مما يؤدي إلي اكتشاف علاقات جديدة بين الأشياء، وبدمجها معا تتشكل مفاهيم مبتكرة غير مألوفة مما يؤدي بدوره إلي تنمية مهارات التفكير الإبداعي. ومن هنا تكمن مشكلة البحث في اعتياد بعض مصممي الأثاث علي الاستلهام من الأشكال بطريقة منطقية قد يؤدي إلي توقف الإبداع وعدم التوافق مع أحدث الوسائل التكنولوجية المتاحة. مما يؤدي في النهاية إلي تحول الأثاث من تكوين وظيفي ذو طابع فني مبتكر، إلي مجرد شيء جامد نستخدمه بصفه يوميه ولا يحمل بين طياته ما يدعونا لإعمال العقل وتأمل جوانب الجمال به.ليتحرر المصمم خارج حدود المنطق بخطوط ابداعية تجعله متميزا ومواكبا للتطور التكنولوجي وعليه فكيف تتحدد الاتجاهات اللامنطقية للاستلهام الشكلي التي توفرها التكنولوجيا الحديثة وبرامج الحاسب الآلي؟ وكيف يحدث الاستلهام باستخدام تلك الاتجاهات اللامنطقية ثورة في عالم تصميم الأثاث. ويهدف البحث لاستنتاج الاتجاهات الشكلية اللامنطقية الناتجة من دمج التقنيات الرقمية الحديثة مع الأسس الشكلية المنطقية. من خلال تحليل بعض أعمال مصممي الأثاث المعاصرة. وتوضيح أثر الاتجاهات الشكلية االلامنطقية المستحدثة علي الأثاث المحلي . وذلك من خلال الدراسات التحليلية الوصفية.

Author Keywords: تفكير إبداعي، تصميم الأثاث التصميم المعاصر، التكنولوجيا الرقمية اتجاهات شكلية لا منطقية للاستلهام.

How to Cite this Article

Amany Mashour Hendy and Alyaa Ezzat Hassan, “The role of digital technology in illogical furniture design,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 269–282, December 2018.