Collaborative at Victoria University of Wellington: CradlePosted: January 12, 2012
Designed by Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker and Joya Boerrigter at Victoria University of Wellington. The Cradle, manufactured using environmentally friendly materials and packaging, not only better serves us in its component choices but also in its user experience as the designers explain below.
From Richard Clarkson: We have called our rocking chair Cradle as is epitomises what the chair is all about. It is about creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing enviroment in which the user can dissipate the overstimulation of their senses. The design was heavily directed by a synthesis of research into Autisim and children with Rythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) as well as saftey, sustainability, function and aesthetics. The chair adheares to the concept “if you design for the extremes and the middle will sort itself out,” while we had a stong focus creating a solution for sufferers of RMD the chair is not exclusively for them and will bring relaxation, comfort and calmness to homes with this desirable chair.