Do you have? Is there a particular odor that transports you back to your youth? Or does a soft help because you sit down to read, you feel calmer?
An artistic representation of”A Space for Being,” Google’s 2019 Salone del Mobile Milano installation, that intends to explore 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 rooms participating with their environment.
These reactions are our bodies’ responses to our surroundings, while it’s something we see, smell, touch, taste or hear. Designers consider these sensory inputs to evoke feelings. Neuroaesthetics, a field of research that explores the impact of experiences on intellect, provides insight into which inputs elicit specific answers. It is why your heartbeat may change when you touch fabrics and your energy level may change dependent on the colors around you.
“Transformative,” visitors’ final stop prior to receiving an customized readout of their experience. Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
Take a peek at some of our spaces in the pictures above, and consider what makes yours”A Space for Being.”