Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Madsius / Vibrotactile Music Chair

Madsius
Madsius

Madsius is the first musician‘s chair,
that actively transmits sound to the body.

Musicians tend to turn the volume up very high when working on their music. Which leads to the risk of damaging your eardrums and disturbed neighbours.

Low Frequencies are better felt than heard.

Implemented transducers increase the subjective volume of the perceived music without damaging the eardrum.

Madsius helps hearingimpaired people experience music despite their limitations.

Height adjustment and comfortably shaped seat shells ensure a healthy sitting position and prevent back pain.

Local materials. Made in Germany.

University

HS HANNOVER

HS HANNOVER
Hannover, Germany

Roman Fenske,
HS HANNOVER