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BARTDAEMEN.DESIGN
CREATOR OF SPACES AND OBJECTS
THE ELEMENT COLLECTION | ROCKING ELEMENTS.

Indoor and outdoor lounging.
A circular furniture collection that triggers every sense to experience a pleasant indoor and outdoor life.

Rocking Elements.
The collection consists of various elements that enhance the private and business interior both as individual pieces or as a whole.

. ROCKING CHAIR | WIDTH 460 mm.
. ROCKING CHAIR XL | WIDTH 740 mm.
. ROCKING LOVESEAT | WIDTH 1200 mm.
. ROCKING POUF | DIAMETER 400 mm.
. TILT CHAIR | WIDTH 360 mm.

Experience design.
The collection wants to delight the user with playful objects.
The design language, function and materialization provide an emotional lounge experience.

Sensorial design.
The collection has a visual and tactile impact. It's a subtle servant of sensory stimulation.
The starting point for regeneration and connection.

Circular design.
And last but not least they are also good for the well-being of people and the environment.
. Concept: simple, multifunctional products.
. Materialization: natural, recycled raw materials.
. Repairability: refurbish program available.
. Product as a service: lease program available.
. End of life: 100% recyclable.

Materialisation.
. The 'Playful Lounge Collection' is made of waste streams (cork, leather, denim) and applied as a coating on foam.
(CoolCork, CoolLeather, CoolJeans by Cooloo)
. The 'Signature Edition' is available in solid expanded cork. 100% bio-based material and CO2 - negative.
PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT

Connection.
The circular collection supports coming together, sitting together, being together and enjoying together the indoors and outdoors, without borders. And with and extra touch because it contributes to the environmental challenges of today.
This collection stimulates and promotes connection with yourself and others. The seating elements facilitate regeneration and make safe social contact possible because, as wanderers, they respect social distancing without issue. Due to their lightness, you can easily move them according to the distance that you find comfortable and safe, at a distance or close by within your own safe bubble.
SOCIAL RELEVANCE

Sensory hypersensitivity, stimuli x100!
People with hypersensitive sensory perception experience everything much more intensely (to see, to hear, to feel, to smell and to taste). They go through everything without a filter, x100!
This has an impact on their well-being. They experience intense stimuli every second and   try to process them. This takes a lot of energy. Regeneration is therefore crucial.
They often experience the use of objects and furniture as a nuisance. As a result, the optimal experience is disrupted. Sound (sounds of impact), touch (cold/hard surface, sharp corners, unpleasant textures), and sight (bright colors, light reflection, complex design language and materialization) prevent pleasant use.

Sensory pleasing collection.
The collection therefore wants to be designed from the core with attention to this way of sensory experience. The design and materialization are inspired by the individuality of this target group. They offer a sensory response that makes the resourcing process run more smoothly, without stigmatizing the target group.

How often does this occur?
. 35% of adults experience increased sensory sensitivity.
. 85% of adults with Tourette syndrome experience increased sensory sensitivity.
. 90% of autistic adults have at least 1 abnormal sensory sensitivity.
. 65% of autistic adults have a high degree of abnormal sensory sensitivity.
. 1/150 individuals on autism spectrum.
INNOVATION

Sensory design.
The collection is designed from a specific need of a concrete target group (sensory hypersensitivity) to be used for the general public, and this without a stigma towards the inspiration target group.

Circular & organic-based design.
The ecological coatings used (CooLoo) transform waste streams into high-quality coatings for furniture and interior applications. Think of waste streams such as concrete, leather or cork.
The coatings are repairable and the materials used are fully recyclable after the end of live.
The version in expanded cork is a 100% organic-based product, reusable after recycling.
SUSTAINABILITY

The furniture is available in two versions in which sustainability is key:
. Circular coatings + fully recyclable.
Made of soft foam with ecological soft PU coating + circular end coating (leather, cork, jeans)
. Organic-based product + fully recyclable
Made of expanded cork

Circular coatings.
The soft foam is given an ecological PU coating, finished with a final coating from recycled waste streams from industry (cork, leather, rubber, jeans,…).
The coatings are fully recoverable and recyclable at the end of their lifespan.
Sales model: possibility to purchase/lease the furniture with the option of a maintenance program for a longer life.

100% organic-based product.
Cork is a material obtained from nature with various properties and possibilities. Due to the cork expansion process, the expanded cork offers the possibility to work with a 100% organic-based material.

Rocking Chair, Rocking Pouf & Tilt Chair in 100% Expanded Cork | @PenningsFoundation - Dutch Design Week 2021.

MATHEMATICS

Golden Ratio. (x 1.618)
3 Golden Proportions = 3 Types Of Multifunctional Furniture.
46 x 1.618 = 74
74 x 1.618 = 120

Multifunctionality = Turn Them On Their Side (width becomes height):
Rocking Chair = 46 cm = Seating Element.
Rocking Sofa = 74 cm = Table Element.
Rocking Pouf = 120 cm = Bar Table Element.

Fibonacci. (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, ...)
46 + 74 = 120

Rocking Elements | Furniture Fair Brussels 2021.

Prototype Rocking Chair & Tilt Chair | CoolLeather & CoolCork.

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