A Space for Being’s next area,”Crucial” 
“Transformative,” visitors’ final stop before receiving an customized readout of the experience. 

Today, we’re opening”A Space for Being,” our exhibit at the design seminar Salone del Mobile Milano, that investigates this link and endeavors to produce the effect of design more visible.

  • A room with recessed lighting round the walls and a dining table with pink and green chairs.
    Take a peek at some of our spaces in the photographs above, and consider what makes yours”A Space for Being.”

    Do you have? Is there a odor that transports you back to your own youth? Or does a soft help as you sit down to see you feel calmer?

  • Pastel-colored wristbands on a desk.
    Each room comes with a distinct look, sound, aroma and feel, complete with distinctive textures, colors and layout components. As attendees wander through the spaces, they’ll put on a specially-made wristband that measures reactions such as breathing rate, heart activity, skin temperature, skin conductivity and motion. At the conclusion, before every guest’s information is deleted, they’ll see a visual representation of the answer to every room and get a customized readout that indicates which space left them feel most”at ease”
    The first of those three spaces for being, also called”Essential.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
    When guests visit”A Space for Being,” we ask them to place on those specially-made bands that capture how they respond to every room. Before their data is deleted from the group, every user receives a customized printout describing the space where they felt most”at ease.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.

  • An off-white colored room with a dining table, seats and different-shaped mirrors on the wall.
    These reactions are our bodies’ responses to our surroundings, whether it’s something we see, odor, touch, taste or hear. Designers intuitively look at these sensory inputs to evoke certain feelings in people. A scientific field of research that investigates the impact of encounters on human biology, neuroaesthetics, offers insight into which inputs evoke responses. It’s the reason your heart rate may change why your energy level may change dependent on the colors around you and when you touch fabrics.