An Effort of Furniture Design Development through the Utilization of Rice Straw Gogo Red Rice Slegreng Variety
Rice is a staple food source and therefore widely planted by farmers. Straw is a residual waste of rice harvests which has not been utilized optimally. This residual waste can be used in semi-finished products and finished products, especially crafts and furniture for the export market. This study considers the use of waste straw for the needs of the handicraft industry and mining. The second objective is furniture and craft design innovation using a straw. Experiments were carried out by twisting straw so that it becomes a certain diameter and length. The upland variety of slegereng red rice straw was the research object owing to its greater length and hgher strength than other types. Data was derived from literature and informants, and evaluated using interactive analysis models, including data reduction, data display and data verification. The study demonstrates that waste straw can be used in furniture and craft product design innovations. The application is on chairs, tables, stools, tissue boxes, table lamps, frames and so on.
Keywords: Straw, design, furniture
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