Eastern and Western cultures differ considerably in our resting habits. Traditionally, Eastern culture can be seen as floor-based, sitting and sleeping on the floor. On the other hand, Western culture can be seen as the opposite, sitting on chairs and sleeping on beds. “Wa” is a clever convergence of these two distinct cultural concepts that adapts to the user’s preferential resting position.
The simplistic design can be divided into 3 elements: a pillow for lying down, a floor seat with a back for lounging, or a classic chair for sitting upright. However minimalistic in form, this unique multi-functionality blurs cultural lines and encourages user interaction, strengthening the bond between human and object.
Designer: ATO DESIGN STUDIO