Cradle was a project created at Victoria University in an Industrial Design course. It was designed and created in a team of 7 people (Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker and myself.)
The project was about creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment in which the user can escape the over stimulation of their senses. The design was heavily directed by research into Autism and children with Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) as well as safety, sustainability, function and aesthetics. While we had a strong focus creating a solution for sufferers of RMD the chair is not exclusively for them and will bring relaxation, comfort and calmness to homes with this desirable chair.
This project quickly became a huge success and has been featured on many design websites such as yankodesign.com, inhabitat.com, toxel.com, dornob.com and designtaxi.com.
"Cradle" was created as part of a Victoria University group project. Our brief was simply to "solve a problem". After endless amounts of research we came up with a solution for children with Rythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) to feel safe and comfortable and minimalise the overstimulation of their senses.
We designed "Cradle" with saftey, sustainability, function and aesthetics in mind. Our main focus was creating a solution for the problem we had discovered but ultimately, this chair will bring relaxation, comfort and calmness to homes with this desirable chair.
The chair references Ikea funiture ideaology and is designed to be a flatpack; minimising packaging and transportation waste. Cradle is manufactured from reusable and environmentally friendly raw materials including the glue used to form the intial plywood layers.
Designers: Joya Boerrigter, Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker.