When guests see”A Space for Being,” we ask them to put on these specially-made bands that catch how they respond to every room. Before their data is deleted from the band, each user receives a customized printout describing the distance where they felt “at ease.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
“Transformative,” visitors’ final stop before receiving a customized readout of their expertise.  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
Each space features a distinct look, aroma, texture and sound, complete with unique textures, colors and design components. As attendees wander through the distances, they will put on a wristband that measures biological responses such as motion, breathing rate, skin temperature, skin conductivity and heart activity. At the end, before each guest’s information is deleted, they will see a visual representation of the response to every room and get a customized readout that indicates which distance made them feel “at ease.”

  • An off-white coloured room with a dining table, seats and different-shaped mirrors onto the wall.
  • A neutral-colored area with navy couches and soft light.
    A Space for being’s next area,”Vital.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.

    Take a peek at a few of our spaces in the photographs above, and think about what makes yours”A Space for Being.”
    An artistic representation of”A Space for Being,” Google’s 2019 Salone del Mobile Milano installation, which intends 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 3 chambers. Photo credit: Google Design Studio + Reddymade Architecture.

  • A room with diagonal lights across the walls and a table with pink and green chairs.
    These responses are our bodies’ responses to our surroundings, whether it smell, touch, taste or listen. Designers consider these inputs to evoke feelings. A field of study that investigates the impact of encounters on human intellect, neuroaesthetics, provides insight into which inputs particular responses. It’s why your heartbeat may change when you touch certain fabrics and why your energy level could change dependent on the colors around you.

    The display, built in conjunction with Reddymade Architecture Muuto Design and the International Arts + Mind Lab is made up. But, there is more than meets the eye in the design experience.

    The first of the three spaces for being, also known as”Essential.”  Photo credit: Maremosso Studio.
    Do you have? Is there a particular odor that transports you back to your youth? Or does a gentle help you feel calmer because you sit down to see?