Noak Newbery is currently a freshman at WHSAD. Before Noak started his freshman year at WHSAD, he was enrolled in WHSAD’s Summer Bridge Program. Below Noak recalls his process while designing a cantilever bed.
I started my initial design process roughly a month ago. My inspiration for the project stems from my interests in furniture design. I wanted to design a piece of furniture which could be practical and minimalistic. My work and experience in WHSAD’s Summer Bridge Program helped me in my design because I had to think of my design in a more realistic approach and how things would interact.
Floor plans helped me with my design because I had to think about how the bed frame would be on the other side of the wall. During the design process I faced no complications as the design was overall straightforward. From my envisioning of the design to its completion, the whole process took around five hours. Knowing which materials to use for specific parts of the design was straightforward. I was thinking that the metal would give the right strength necessary to withstand the weight of the bed and hold it up. The wooden components of the bed frame would give the comfort necessary to place your mattress within in and still have wood below.