HABICAVE – A MULTIFUNCTIONAL, SUSTAINABLE PIECE OF DESIGN FURNITURE
The Product’s Background
The HabiCave was created to give people the calming space they might need to immerse themselves in whatever they are doing – a little break from the distracting noises of everyday life.
Implementing small breaks in one’s daily routine can, for many, help improve quality of life and minimise stress.
These circumstances created the HabiCave – A multifunctional, sustainable piece of furniture focused on improving people’s well-being and protecting the environment. A cave with calming and sensory facilities for micro-breaks. A comfortable seat that enables you to withdraw from your surroundings while remaining a part of the activities around you.Download specifikations
The HabiCave is capable of modulating sensory impressions. Sensory modulation is the brain’s ability to receive and process information and impressions from the senses through the nervous system. This modulation plays a crucial role in our ability to find calm and concentration for important tasks.
Numbers from WHO show that stress is a substantial illness factor among both children and adults, and the HabiCave was created with the express purpose of minimising stress and improving people’s well-being while protecting the environment.
“Origami – is the term for the Japanese paper folding technique, whereby, with a single piece of paper, without glue or cutting,
but rather through geometrically folded shapes and patterns, one creates an organic form.”
Expression Through Shape and Origami
As we were giving the HabiCave its form, an organic and sculptural shape emerged. The goal was to make the cave’s aesthetics appeal to the senses by affecting both the aesthetic and the emotional experience.
The cave’s cubist form, with its organic corners, gives a soft and inviting expression. Through its embracing form, colours, and materials, the cave signals that this is a place of comfort, spaciousness, and calm.
Anne Mygind has always had a great fascination with Japanese origami. Origami lifts shaping to a new level. By folding the shape in a paper, unique aesthetic nuances and 3D-space experiences reveal themselves. These are sometimes difficult to see or illustrate on the computer or with a pen and lines. It is a process in which there are demands from the user, the manufacturer and the distributor. Furthermore, there are expectations of sustainability in terms of the product’s shape and production. These demands and expectations often present complex – but always solved – challenges. Meanwhile, inspired by origami, the design enables the product to be folded for “flat-packed” storage and shipping.
The 6C Design Method
Many of our projects are developed using the 6C design method.
We usually collaborate with the user, the manufacturer, the distributor, and the subcontractors throughout the development process. Through interviews, observations, and feedback, these collaborations ensure that the development matches the user’s wishes and needs, as well as our capabilities.
Collection of Data and Comprehension
We use feasibility studies with visits from and interviews of users and professionals to clarify needs and possibilities. Meanwhile, data is being collected through relevant material. Together, these ensure that wishes and demands are met, while they also function as studies that inspire and contribute to further design processes.
Conceptualisation and Creation
With insights from the research phase, the concept is defined and adapted.
Based on communications regarding the user’s needs, the customer’s wishes and the manufacturer’s capabilities, models are developed, and then prototypes.
HabiCave in 4 models
The HabiCave creates value in your environment
I LOVE all the sensory benefits HabiCave has and the geometric design is on point. You have done an amazing job with this brilliant design.
PLAYROOM by Ditte Petersen
There are problems with inclusion in our schools today, and there is a clear need for kids to have the opportunity to withdraw from stressful surroundings and recharge. After performing, one in three kids needs rest instead of an activity.
Teacher, Marianne Wind
The students primarily use the HabiCave for reading and other forms of quiet work. The students seek the cave all day.
Teacher from Hældagerskolen, Vejle