Material: Birch wood, birch plywood, birch veneer / foam rubber and felt
The Naibu Chair is artistically developed with the activity of meditation (taking a moment, a pause to reflect) in mind and as the guiding spirit throughout the development. The design of the chair - its expression, shape, design language, function etc., is constructed to either work as a reminder or facilitator for taking a moment, or a pause to reflect, and its physical appearance and design characteristics also more symbolically contains a story that aims to spark inner reflections.
Form as a symbol
The design language and the shape of the legs of the chair is inspired by the Japanese Torii gate, a gate that symbolizes transition. When you sit down on this chair you enter an
in-between moment, a transformative space where reflections can emerge.
Form as a facilitator
The back of the chair is designed to facilitate you in the practice of meditation. The straight angle directs you to the right position and when the cushion is compressed it helps you feel the weight of your feet against the floor.
Form as a reminder
The red cushion that is integrated under the seat functions as a reminder for the everyday activity of taking a seat. This chair supports and comforts you on the way down and it lifts you on the way up - it makes you aware.