These minimalist wooden pods resembling natural geological formations make it easy for people to zone out and practice meditation. Each of the structures, designed by architecture firm Oyler Wu Collaborative for Headspace, an online and app-based course for guided meditation, features a cozy carved-out spot for a person to sit back, slip on headphones and watch a meditation guide on the screen in front of them.
The studio designed the pod as a minimalist structure on the outside, with a machine cut wood interior that forms a curved seat for a single person. Inspired by natural geological formations, the Headspace Meditation Pod features an organic wooden interior laid on top of a steel structure. The calming private space features a screen that shows an entire library of meditations.
“Part of the challenge is how do you make meditation, which is an intangible exercise, tangible?” said Rich Pierson, co-founder of Headspace. “We hope Headspacers will use them like Superman used phonebooths,” says Pierson, “only instead of emerging in tights intent on fighting crime, they’ll come out with a clearer, calmer outlook,” he added.
Via Design Mik