Project title: Synesthesia X1
Synesthesia Lab is collaborative studio that develops experiential technologies.
Its latest project is a “multisensory musical experience” called Synesthesia X1, which it is launching as part of VDF’s collaboration with Ventura Projects. It has been developed with Enhance, Rhizomatiks, and musician Evala.
Synesthesia X1 is a chair-like device composed of two speakers and 44 vibrating actuators that are topped by luminous pads.
Encased within a giant cube, it invites people to sit down alone and experience the sensation of being “wrapped in a world of sounds, lights, and vibrations”.
Photography is by Atsuhiro Shirahata.
Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.
As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at dezeen.com/vdf/ventura-projects.