‘listening chair’ by moritz waldemeyer for imogen heap all images courtesy of moritz waldemeyer moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap

german designer moritz waldemeyer has collaborated with students from middlesex university to develop the ‘listening chair’ for singer/songwriter imogen heap. the aesthetic is based on the iconic 1960s design, which is enhanced by also becoming a personal recording studio complete with speakers, a camera, microphone and integrated LED strips that light up on the interface.

moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap the musician helped with conceiving the design of the chair

the idea is to assemble fans to respond to the question for the musician: ‘what song still needs to be written?’. the pod allows people to escape their hectic surroundings and delve for a moment into their favorite tune with imogen heap, who also helped with its conception, guiding the audience through the experience on screen. fans can then decide whether they want their contribution to be a personal message to the performer or take a chance on it being used in the video which will accompany the song.


moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap the songwriter guides the audience through the experience

moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap imogen heap with designer moritz waldemeyer

moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap the chair is like a pod to immerse the audience in the experience

moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap sketches by moritz waldemeyer of the design

moritz waldemeyer: listening chair for imogen heap sketches by moritz waldemeyer of the design

an example of a fan using the chair video courtesy of imogen heap

project info:

concept: imogen heap project management: moritz waldemeyer middlesex university team: debbie jedwab
, sid odedra, iliyan kukushliev + rebecca board the chair team: graeme harrison + justyn butler