In today’s society, where technology has reached the skies and lifestyles have become fast-paced, having personal space is a luxury. People are frequently so preoccupied with their hectic lives, with deadlines and work-life stress, that they forget to rest. The day’s stress is exacerbated by problems with day-to-day living, family and friends, and financial issues. According to mental health data, younger people suffer more stress related to the pressure to succeed, with 60% of 18-24-year-olds and 41% of 25-34-year-olds reporting this, compared to 17% of 45-54-year-olds and 6% of over 55s. Stress has psychological effects, with 51% of stressed people saying they are depressed and 61% saying they are concerned.
Furthermore, 37% of people who stated they were stressed also indicated they were lonely as a result of it. People often compete for “Me-time” because a lack of it can lead to stress, harming one’s mental and emotional health. Taking some “me time” has been proposed to help our brain reboot and unwind. If we are continuously on the move, our brain does not have time to regenerate. Spending a few moments alone with no distractions can help us clear our minds and, as a result, reduce stress. People are looking for furniture that will assist them in relaxing and de-stress in the current environment. It may also assist them in performing their routine activities. Firdos Furnishers seek to develop furniture that can cater to the well-being of the younger generation by focusing on the essential requirements of the people, as a beautiful blend of ergonomics and aesthetics is the desire of today’s generation. Thus, there was an opportunity to design a piece of furniture. This brief has included designing and developing a responsive human-centric piece of furniture that becomes a companion for the user.
Companion, Human-centeric, Interactive, Mood-enhancing, Responsive Furniture