Aspects of Ergonomics and Sustainability Design Applied to the Utilities Board for Café Tokyo’s in Recife, Pernambuco/Brazil
Authors: Germannya D. A. Silva, Tibério C. M. Tabosa, Ana Maria Q. Andrade, Virginia P. Cavalcanti
Abstract: This paper presents the design method applied for the development of the product line created to meet the demand for utilities Café Tokyo’s table, headed by Matsumoto family, dedicated to oriental cuisine in Recife, since the '70s. The methodology strategies used for the project were organized in the following steps of research: analysis, synthesis and monitoring the production process. As a result, the Origami line utilities table has good usability, given the design of irregular geometry. Was produced with ceramic residue donated by a factory of sanitary wares and glazed with lead-free ceramic glaze composition which, besides ensuring good mechanical resistance of the pieces still provides environmental and economic sustainability of the group of artisans of Cabo de Santo Agostinho – Pernambuco, supported by The Imaginário Laboratory since 2003.
Keywords: Method of Design, Craft, Ceramic Utility
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