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LIPAT - a compact bedroom furniture for tenants in Malaysia

Roszlean, Norlin and Abdul Rahman, Julaila and Kamaruddin, Zumahiran (2021) LIPAT - a compact bedroom furniture for tenants in Malaysia. Design Ideal Journal, 3 (1). pp. 14-18. E-ISSN 2735-1785

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Among the challenges faced by renting tenants in Malaysia is having to move heavy furniture at the end of the rental period, from one house to another. Easy-to-handle furniture is needed in the assembling and reassembling activity during the moving in and out of the house. This research aims to develop compact bedroom furniture for tenants in Malaysia. There are two (2) main objectives for this study which are; 1) to identify the existing design elements of bedroom furniture and 2) to determine the user design preferences for compact bedroom furniture. Two (2) data collection methods were used: a line-up study and a survey questionnaire. From the analysis, it is found that portable concept furniture can help to ease the issue faced by the tenant during their moving in and out. A simple mechanism such as slotting and folding a minimalist style of nomad furniture is most appropriate. Wood is widely used for many compact furniture because of its durability and portability concept. The furniture needs to comply with the Malaysian population's anthropometric data and should also be affordable. More studies and ideas for nomad furniture are required not only for commercialisation but also for ease of people's lifestyle.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7135/92214
Uncontrolled Keywords: compact bedroom furniture, tenants, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Julaila Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 21:22
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 21:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92214

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