A "MILK" desk with embedded aquarium module
The Danes are so closely associated with clean, modular, functional furniture design that the term "Scandinavian Design" conjures immediate images of Danish furniture. The MILK.dk website demonstrates in 3D (requires Adobe Flash Player) that a beautiful and functional desk can be created modularly from a platform, by which we mean:
A platform manager creates a set of clearly articulated rules that governs the design of the modules, including:
When the platform manager executes contracts to interact with suppliers of services related to the provisioning or fabrication of modules or the assembly, distribution, or sale of completed designs, the manager creates an extended enterprise, sometimes called a value chain.
Participants in this extended enterprise of collaborating suppliers of products and services may be:
Whereas the design of the product platform is critical to the success of its product family, the design of the extended enterprise determines the success of the business itself.
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