Here’s what happens when someone asks me to make a chest-of-drawers proposal... I create six of them!
I was asked by a furniture producer who makes furniture for various people.
Unlike designing furniture for a known user and within a known context, the only known thing in this case was the user’s imagined age and buying power and the producer’s current style.
There was no specific space to fit the chest into or concrete things that were supposed to fit into the chest, but there was a cloud of potential users and their needs, a cloud of potential homes and their styles. How similar are we, or how different?