Our design is inspired by the seeds of life and the flowering plants that produce them.
Architecturally, Open Vessel’s design is a pentadecagram structure with hyperbolic paraboloid shell panels with a nested sliding door system.
We selected materials that are warm, natural, and inviting. The half-inch felt serves as a sound isolating shell as well as allowing air In creating a sacred space for people to meditate, we were inspired by the ancient meditation pods at Dharsalama in India.
Internally (or geometrically) and energetically, it's been designed around the Torus which shows us how energy moves in its most balanced dynamic flow process, which consists of a central axis with a vortex at both ends and a surrounding coherent field. Energy flows in one vortex, through the central axis, out the other vortex, and then wraps around itself to return to the first incoming vortex.
The Vessel, with its natural designed chimney effect, facilitates an 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.