Design Specificaton

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Design Specificaton
1 Aesthetics
1.1 Colours
1.1.1 The colour of my mirror is pink. I have chosen this colour as it fits with my target maket of young to teenage girls.
1.2 Shape
1.2.1 The shape of my mirror is bold and striking. I took inspiration from Art Deco and it has two pannels of the same shape, much like images of an Art Deco style.
1.3 Style
1.3.1 The style of my mirror comes from my research on Art Nouveau and Art Deco. I have mainly focused on Art Deco with my geometric lines.
1.4 Textures
1.4.1 The texture of my mirror is smooth because of the acrylic I'm using.
1.5 Target Market
1.5.1 My target market is young girls to teenagers. I have based my design around this age group by using a pink colour scheme and by taking inspiration from Art Deco with its bold geometric lines.
2 Function
2.1 The function of my mirror is for my target market to store objects like makeup brushes and pencils as well as being a handy mirror for the bedroom.
2.2 My product is multi-functional because it has a storage area as well as being a mirror. I have included the storage area because it will add more value to my product as it's a multi-functional mirror it was also make my product more unique and stand out more in shops against the other mirrors.
2.3 Materials and Colour
2.3.1 I am using acrylic as my material. This will leave a shiny, smooth finish that will look smart and sophisticated. Acrylic is also a cheap product and this will help my manufacturing costs. however it will stand out for my target market. Although my colour doesn't come from Art Deco the shaping of my mirror does and this helps balance the older styles with more current.
3 Cost
3.1 The cost of my product is £8 and I will be selling my product at £28
3.2 I have priced my product at £28 as it is around four times the price of manufacturing and then I added extra a few pounds as it is a multi-functional mirror
3.3 The approximate price of the acrylic will be around £5 and then I am also paying for the rods and mirror so it will roughly cost £8 to make.
4 Manufacturing
4.1 When I am manufacturing my product I will be using the laser cutter and line bending. When it's made on mass production all the measurements will be the same
4.2 I will try and make my manufacturing as eco friendly as possible by trying to save acrylic.
4.2.1 Packaging The packaging for my mirror will be as eco-friendly as possible, so I will be using recycled cardboard with an image transferred onto it. Inside the box I will have polystyrene fillers, cardboard inserts and bubble wrap. This is to protect my product as it vulnerable.
5 Environmental/Moral/Social Issues
5.1 To make this product more environmentally friendly I will be seding any waste back to be re-cycled as well as using the smallest amount of acrylic possible. Also the acrylic is made from oils and a substance from plants, oil is non-renewable and so I must be careful not to use excessive amounts when unnecessary.
5.2 Health and Safety
5.2.1 When making my product I need to be careful on making sure there isn't any sharp edges on my mirror and that it is stable and strong enough to stand.
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