Breathing Wall – helping to heal the mind and body with indoor air
Jeabyun Yeon grew up in a small city with lots of cars and vast number of people, living in this environment helped him form the concept of; Breathing Wall. Jeabyuns concept is like a cradle were you feel warmth which will help you to relax the mind and body.
What interests you most about being a designer?
When I was a child if something was not new and interesting I easily got tired of it. So I was always reinventing things and giving them a new purpose. For example a broken phone would become a spaceship travelling through space. I think this trait and these experiences from my childhood helped to form the foundation for me becoming a designer. I still enjoy re-imagining things and what the future will look like.
Tell us how you imagine it would feel to experience Breathing Wall in the home?
I think entering a house with breathing walls would be like entering a cradle. You’d feel warmth which will help to relax the mind and body. It’d be like “mental room service” with the house breathing with you and creating a pleasant atmosphere and clean air.
What was the inspiration behind your idea?
When I first heard of the “Urban Living” theme I immediate thought of Seoul: tall buildings, lots of cars and vast number of people in a small city. It’s where I was born and have live since then, but it can be a stressful place. To combat tension I visit places like the aquarium or park to relax and unwind. These experiences helped to form the initial foundation for my concept.
What has it been like to be in the competition?
It has been one of the happiest things that have happened to me, and has resulted in me writing a personal blog to document my experiences. And although it’s taken a lot of time and effort to develop my concept I’ve really enjoyed the process.
How have your friends and family reacted to your success in the competition so far?
All of my friends and family have offered me heartfelt congratulations and support. My family are so happy. I am very really grateful to Electrolux Design Lab and everyone who voted.