When guests see”A Space for Being,” we ask them to place on those specially-made rings that capture how they respond to each room. Before their data is deleted in the group, each user receives a customized printout describing the space where they felt “at ease.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.

  • Pastel-colored wristbands on a table.
    A Space for Being’s second area,”Vital.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
    Take a look at a few of our spaces in the photos above, and consider what makes yours”A Space for Being.”
    “Transformative,” people’ final stop before receiving an customized readout of the expertise.  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
    The display, constructed with Reddymade Architecture, Muuto Design and the International Arts + Mind Lab at John Hopkins University, is made up. There is more than meets the eye in the design experience.
  • A room with recessed lighting round the walls and a dining table with pink and green chairs.
    These reactions are our bodies’ responses to our surroundings, while it touch, odor, taste or hear. Designers intuitively consider these sensory inputs to evoke certain feelings in people. Neuroaesthetics, a scientific field of research that investigates the impact of encounters on biology, offers insight into which inputs elicit specific answers. It’s the reason your heartbeat may change when you touch certain fabrics and your energy level could change based on the colors around you.
    An artistic rendering of”An Area for Being,” Google’s 2019 Salone del Mobile Milano installation, which endeavors to research neuroaesthetics and was developed in partnership with Mutto, Reddymade Architecture and the International Arts + Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University. Visitors spend five minutes in each of the three chambers participating with their surroundings. Photo credit: Google Design Studio + Reddymade Architecture.
  • A neutral-colored room with navy couches and soft lighting.
  • An off-white colored room with a table, seats and different-shaped mirrors on the wall.
    Do you have music that helps you unwind after a long day? Is there a scent that transports you back to your youth? Or does a soft blanket in your lap help as you sit down to see you feel calmer?
    Nowadays, we’re opening”A Space for Being,” our exhibit at the design conference Salone del Mobile Milano, that explores this connection and jobs to make the impact of layout more visible.