Headspace, a website and app for teaching self-care and mindfulness, has teamed with Californian architect duo Oyler Wu to design an experience that embodies the spirit of meditation and enhances its practices. What they came up is a simple pod, hollowed out with a curvilinear interior made of layered, machine-cut wood that rests on a steel frame.
The project addresses an age-old conundrum of meditation, says Headspace co-founder Rich Pierson: "How do you make an intangible exercise, tangible?" Oyler Wu responded with a characteristically forward-thinking concept, one that envelops users in undulating folds that were inspired by natural geological formations.
Inside the Headspace Meditation Pod, a discreet built-in screen leads practitioners through the company's library of guided meditations via headphones. Its organic forms provide a comfortable position for repose.
Launching later this year, with price upon request, the Meditation Pod aims to trigger a reevaluation of how the built environment supports mental well-being. Learn more at Headspace.