freyja sewell stimulates physical awareness in sensory concentration space
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all images courtesy of freyja sewell
driven by a belief that a heightened awareness of one’s body, senses and materials can lead to a greater appreciation of the physical world, british designer freyja sewell has created the ‘sensory concentration space’ SCS. the small enclosure allows users to completely immerse themselves in an environment where there is nothing to distract them from the sensation of their own bodies. providing stimulus for sound, sight, touch and smell, the interior has had all distracting elements such as support frames, control panels etc. placed on the exterior.
‘with so much emphasis put onto the convenience of online interaction and exploration it is more and more important to cherish the real, the honest and the actual sensation of our bodies existence in a space.’ says freyja sewell.
the tent-like structure is made from 100% wool felt, which offers high levels of insulation and a soft, tactile finish. the white material provides a neutral canvas on the inside, and has hidden color changing LED’s integrated into the ceiling that help to transform the atmosphere. the unit also features felt discs that can be scented and then scattered beneath the elevated floor to increase smell stimulus and speakers are also included for sound, enabling the SCS to be individually programmed into an infinite number of combinations.
interior view of the ‘sensory concentration space’ with ethical clothing designed by kowtow
view of the ceiling with hidden color changing LEDs and speakers
early concept model and sketch
discs of felt are used for soaking scents and scattering under the raised floor, jewelry designed by ute decker