Exploring Parametric Concepts and Principles for Furniture and Interior Design

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Issue Vol. 7 No. 1 (2024)
Published Jan 29, 2024
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v7i1.311
Submitted : Mar 8, 2023 | Accepted : Dec 23, 2023

Klawkanlayaphon Sawatmongkhonkul Eakachat Joneurairatana Veerawat Sirivesmas


This research explores the incorporation of parametric models into the algorithmic design process, specifically focusing on furniture and interior design. It presents a case of an experimental equation centred around a waffle honeycomb structure. The first part of the article reviews three decades of literature on parametric design, which comprises its background, history, theory, and essential concepts and applications. The second part investigates the parametric design process to uncover its potential for interior design applications. The combination of parametric equations with algorithms through the utilisation of multiple steps, such as conditional loops, efficiently designs intricate systems. An intricate system in parametric design comprises various input parameters, rules, mathematical algorithms, and conditional relationships that interact to generate design solutions. This approach is potentially applied in various design scenarios to respond to specific criteria and constraints, facilitating flexibility, adjustments to potential outcomes, and achieving a high level of detail in the final result. This research primarily concentrates on the identification of parametric design methodologies and the utilisation of parametric equations in crafting furniture and interior designs featuring waffle structures. Furthermore, it introduces a versatile parametric design approach that can be applied to various design tasks, highlights the evolutionary trajectory of parametric design, and offers insights into its potential impact on future design practices. The exploration of the parametric method enhances the understanding of complex design approaches in a more accessible and innovative manner with practical applicability.

Keywords: parametric design, interior design, furniture design, waffle structure, algorithm

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Sawatmongkhonkul, K., Joneurairatana, E., & Sirivesmas, V. (2024). Exploring Parametric Concepts and Principles for Furniture and Interior Design. Interiority, 7(1), 101–120. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v7i1.311
Author Biographies

Klawkanlayaphon Sawatmongkhonkul, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Klawkanlayaphon Sawatmongkhonkul is an interior designer, lecturer, and third-year student of the PhD in Design Art (International Programme) at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Her research interests are scripts, algorithms, parametric design, and interior design. Hence, her dissertation focuses on experimenting with creating works through parametric programs to form shapes or furniture that can be used in interior design appropriately. The Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand, support Klawkanlayaphon’s research. In 2017, she received a scholarship to study for a master's degree in Interior Design from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan and holds a Bachelor of Interior Design from Silpakorn University. Her creations have been featured at the Architecture & Design Exhibition in 2021 and 2022 by the Council of Deans of the School of Architecture of Thailand. She is also a co-founder of Vimal Studio, working in architecture and interior design.

Eakachat Joneurairatana, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Professor Dr. Eakachat Joneurairatana, PhD is a Chairman of the PhD Design Art (International Programme) at the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand. He holds a Doctor of Theology in Buddhist Studies from Mahamakut Buddhist University, Thailand, a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA, a Master of Arts in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy, and a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand.

Veerawat Sirivesmas, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Assistant Professor Dr. Veerawat Sirivesmas, PhD is Deputy Dean of Research and International Affairs and a supervisor in the PhD programme in Design Art (International Programme) at the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Thailand. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Jewelry Arts and Design from Birmingham City University, UK, a master's degree in Jewelry Design from Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture (2nd class Honors) from Silpakorn University, Thailand.


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