Eksperimen Perancangan Elemen Pembentuk Dan Pengisi Ruang Interior Berbasis Repurposing Pipa PVC

Jonathan Pramono


PVC pipes are the most common building materials used in plumbing plants around the world since 1930. With a lightweight, strong, flexible, leak-proof and corrosion-resistant, and easy-to-assemble nature, the physical properties of these PVC pipes are potentially used in designing the interior forming and filling elements with the principle of "repurposing". In this design there are 2 issues that raised the how the potential of PVC pipe in the design of the forming elements and interior space filler and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the design of interior forming and filler elements that use PVC pipe as the main material when viewed from the properties of PVC pipe material , The application of mechanical, and modular systems.

To identify the potential along with the advantages and disadvantages of PVC pipe in the design of interior elements, the authors develop a design method of design thinking from d'school Paris. Design thinking d'school Paris has several stages of the process which include the inspiration stage (understand, observe, and POV) in which all supporting data and information are obtained, ideation, prototype and test stages where all forms of experimentation and product manufacture are performed, As well as the implementation stage (story telling, pilot, and business mode canvas) in which the author tries to apply branding on products for commercial purposes.

This design produces 5 interior design products such as chair, office table, coffee table, partition, and stacking rack with PVC pipe material main. These five products can prove the potential of PVC pipes in the design of interior elements in terms of material properties and application of the system. The design also proves that interior products with PVC pipe base materials have the advantages associated with manufacturing time and prove that mechanical and modular systems can be applied with PVC joints and tubes. In addition to the advantages, some shortcomings in the form of system applications and assembly processes that are less perfect can also be identified as material for further design development.


PVC pipe, Refunction, Element of Form, Element of Fill, Interior Spaces, Experiment, Modular

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