Dim Sum


A number of studies have found that the act of rocking releases endorphins in the body producing a calming and relaxing effect, reducing anxiety as well as pain in people recovering from illness. In fact there is evidence to suggest the regular use of a rocking chair actually shortens recovery time.

These studies demonstrate a rocking chair may actually do more in terms of benefiting physical and mental health as the relaxation provided by the rhythm of rocking also improves the ability to focus and concentrate.

The inclusion of wood in the design, as well as referencing the traditional notion of a rocking chair, helps to domesticise the feel of the piece and the form itself, whilst intentionally unusual, has a familiarity that is at once understandable.

  • Foam prototype
  • Inspiration comes from the unlikeliest places.
  • Spring test foam prototype
Simon Pengelly

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