SØVN is a therapeutic light, that is designed to make the viewer relax before falling a sleep. (Watch video below).
Neuroscientist Russell Foster states; “Mental illness and sleep are not simply associated, but they are physically linked within the brain”.
Being able to be close to the ocean, green space and other nature filled environments is considered to directly and indirectly influence sleep.
I wanted to focus on creating an organic setting through having a sense of nature incorporated in the room, by using design principles as metaphors from natural environments.
I wanted the opportunity to use the psychological benefits of nature inspired design as well as the idea that human beings maintain an intuitive connection to the natural world from which we come from.
Creating a positive relationship with these natural environments can majorly change our sleep by altering our well-being and activity levels, which are essential for healthy sleep.
These insight combined, lead me to the concept of creating an artificial nature in order to conceive a meditative experience. People are moving, active beings, so why shouldnt their products be?
To make my object become alive I took inspiration from organic movements from nature as the ocean, jelly fish, and water drops.
By surrounding yourself with artificial organisms like this, you unconsciously become attentive to your breathing, and slowly you will mirror the breathing tempo; which in the end will calm you down.
SØVN is located in your bedroom in a position where you can look at it from your bed. Once you turn it on, there is a timer located in the motor, that will turn your søvn off after you have dozed off.
This way you will become calm and relaxed before going to sleep.
Materials: Glass, Aluminium, LEDs
United Kingdom, 2016