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The Yumi climatic sofa adapts to moods and situations. Its design incorporates theoretical investigation into bionic working methods and emotional factors. Aspects such as Why do we built up relationships with products? and Which memories and emotions does a product arouse? were significant. Installed like a conventional radiator, there is a water filled capillary mat underneath YumiŽs upper site, which emits chill or warmth. The shell materials are silvery 3D weave and white neoprene, which can be washed, replaced or customized. Thermochromic colours in the 3D weave visualise YumiŽs actual temperature to the user.
Hochschule für Gestaltung
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany