With the creation of the Mycoocoon color immersion pod, design enthusiasts Lanzavecchia + Wai and Marine Peyre have devised a striking showpiece with the intent to induce whole-body wellness through a chromatic experience and a complete awakening of the senses. Composed of a soft leather individual lounge seat and a suspended hut made of light-weight material, and embedded with bio-compatible LED’s that immerse the body in key colors in a pre-determined sequence and rhythm, the pod currently uses chromotherapy and music to relax, reenergize and rebalance its user.
Visitors are instructed to choose the color they are most attracted to on an iPad, after which six light sources hidden behind the headrest envelope the visitor in nuances of the chosen color. Bluetooth headphones with soothing sounds and aromas complete the experience.
The Mycoocoon pods are intended for use in restaurants, spas, hotels and airport lounges, as well as in working environments to improve employee’s wellbeing at the office. The Mycoocoon is based on chromotherapy, a treatment that subscribes to the theory that people are drawn to the color that best balances their energy levels and stimulates their senses. As a form of energy, each shade of color has a specific rhythm and wavelength, giving it a unique vibration; color therapy has been used for centuries around the world for healing purposes and spiritual strengthening.
Each customer’s immersion will be based on his or her individual color need of the moment. The designers are currently collaborating with musicians, chefs and artists on the subject of color, and eventually plan on incorporating all five senses in to the Mycoocoon experience. The pod recently debuted at Sketch restaurant in London where diners can now indulge in a pre-course chromotherapy session; the team is also consulting with aromatherapists and nutritionists to develop scents, foods and juices that color coordinate with the gastro-chromo experience.