The Soothing Chair by Dorja Benussi Provides a Safe Haven for Students

By: Meghan Young - Jun 23, 2015
References: behance.net & contemporist
The Soothing Chair is a great piece of furniture for school settings. Although it looks rather simple, it provides a safe haven for students looking for a bit of comfort, security and privacy at any given moment throughout the day. The Soothing Chair essentially provides a sensory stimulating environment in a more traditional setting instead of a therapeutic one.

Designed by Croatian designer Dorja Benussi for her Sensorimotor Educational Equipment project, the Soothing Chair is an inclusive approach to adapting to children with disabilities. Benussi writes, "Although designed based on "extreme" sensory needs, this kind of furniture positively affect the mood of each child. Ideally designed stimulating environment should encourage all the senses. But, as the proprioceptive, tactile and vestibular system are primarily responsible for the quality of memory and learning, the school environment should primarily stimulate them."