Emotionally Durable Design II – Know it Deeply

Durable products offer longer lifespan, better value, and reduced environmental impact. Their quality and reliability make them safer and more cost-effective, saving time and money in the long term. We say that a product is durable by comparing it with the similar and comparable products -when its degradation takes longer. Prioritizing product durability and longevity brings numerous advantages that resonate with both businesses and the environment.

Talking about durability is not hard if the material of a product is wood. Of course, as Woodsaka office supplies producers we are aware that there are other factors such as the production quality or workmanship which are also essential elements of a durable wooden product along with others. However, let’s leave them to another blog series as today our focus will be on emotional durability (ED) as mentioned in the previous blog piece. 

If we remember, physical durability is more focused on quality characteristics of the products, and the possibility of the materials used to withstand the wearer.  Emotional durability is much about emotion, value and attachment, which shows itself through growing old gracefully, while accumulating character and value through time.

The ED of a product is as important as it’s PD.  Researches states that ED holds great importance, as unwanted yet functioning and serviceable products can be discarded if an emotional connection isn’t established. All products have a lifecycle where both the physical aspect and the user plays a critical role in determining its life, thus impacting the timespan the product remains relevant. PD can be seen as a cornerstone for longevity, and it changes depends on a range of factors, including construction methods, quality of materials, workmanship, etc. However, according to much research, products often get replaced long before their physical function is compromised, highlighting the need for more attention to psychological aspects, including ED.

ED aims to explore the role of emotions in the process of perception and interaction with products. So, it is important to create a deeper more sustainable bond between people and product. In the case of Woodsaka’s wooden pencil holders and organizers, ED plays a crucial role, primarily because of the material used – wood. Wood inherently possesses emotional durability, evolving and aging gracefully over time. The unique beauty lies in its constant transformation, with every mark and line from usage becoming an integral part of the object’s design.

Emotionally durable design takes center stage here, introducing a radically new approach to sustainable design. The focus is on encouraging responsible consumption through a more conscious effort in designing products meant to be retained. Woodsaka pays close attention while designing office supplies, ensuring that our office accessories are crafted within the concept of ED. This means they are designed to evolve and transform throughout an extended lifecycle. Expertly crafted and engineered, our desktop accessories seamlessly blend with any aesthetic and have the capacity to evolve with the user.

The ED concept posits that the longevity of a product is ensured when people develop deep and complex relationships with material products. One challenge within a product’s lifetime is ensuring continuous satisfaction to foster a deep attachment over time. A well-designed product with quality materials refuses to date and improves with age. Research has shown that once a product attachment is formed, consumers are more likely to care for and repair the product, enabling a long and meaningful life through continuous repair and care.

As examples of contemporary design, our designs enhance modern, minimalist spaces, but they also shine in more traditional, decorative environments. Our designs will be one of the most beautiful pieces in your offices or homes and will add a unique patina to your environment. They have emotional durability in their DNA as they are made wood and designed with love. So, they will the pieces chosen for love – and for life at your places too.


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