“Open Vessel is the soil by which to plant your intentions and sit in stillness while cultivating and observing the flower which is the self.” -M.A.D.
DIMENSIONS: 7’-10”H x 6’-6”DIA
MATERIALS: 100% Wool Felt, FSC Certified Walnut Stained Oak, FSC Certified Walnut Stained Russian Birch
INSPIRATION: The Vessel is inspired by nature and the seeds of life, in that all flowering plants produce a seed. We, as individuals souls, are flowering plants of intentions.
DESIGN: Architecturally / Geometrically: Open Vessel’s Design is a Radial Symmetric Pentadecagram (15 sided) structure with Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shell Panels with a nested BiSliding door system.
FUNCTION: The Vessel with its natural designed chimney effect is complimented by a air circulation system which creates a subtle torus shaped air flow. The torus of cool air mirrors the ideal torus of internal flow from energy received through the crown, out the feet and circulating back around through the crown. Its hidden from view, fully immersive, close proximity sound system provides one grand sweet spot of sound integration. The indirect lighting visually fills the vessel with programmed light-to-sound sync experiences for each track to maximize its therapeutic effects. The perforated cushions allow a quick-to-cool process and heat dissipation for long sits as well as high turnover. Its center removable cushion allows for multiple relaxation positions for individual and group sits in lotus, half lotus or traditional chair posture. While this encompasses the internal features, the soft to touch sound isolating felt exterior shell seals in the warmth and subconscious memory of the womb. All of which collectively transporting its inhabitants from an external intake driven modus operandi to a self observational state of oneness.
“We are all open vessel mirroring that which we are.” -M.A.D.