Prototype development

  1. the old model only involves waist movements.
  2. in the 1st draft, aesthetics were not taken consideration yet
  3. The new model aims to become a system of tools/equipment that will engage isolated body parts to perform movements extracted from Taichi.   Therefore, there would be equipment cater to legs, waist, hands, arms separately. Furthermore, considering working adults would not be in exercise attire during office hours and they might just have few mins during their break, all movements could be considered as “N.E.A.T — non-exercise activities thermogenesis”. So users could do gentle movements with the help of the facilities.  Besides, this would enable more than 2 people to use this tools at the same time; hence, it would also be a good chance for people to talk and interact during their break.
  4. In terms of aesthetic, I would like to use the traditional taichi symbol as inspiration.  First of all this symbol is well-known by all most everyone, using it would be an obvious reminder for users that this facility is related to Taichi. Secondly, this symbol well expresses the ideology behind Taichi, which is ” balance ” “movements” “duality”, therefore, I would like to play with the iconic “black and white” color of Taichi symbol.
  5. I propose to use the combination of wood and metal to build this system to create the modern look. Normally, manufacturers use metal alloy to build this kind of facility because they are more likely to be put outdoor.




draft 1 by Nov 2016


Draft 2 by Jan 2017 


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Vertical conversation tower

Inspired by nature, BuzziJungle offers a solution to the conventional meeting space. The launch of the BuzziJungle will introduce the design world to young Belgian talent Jonas Van Put. This is Van Put’s first project with a major international manufacturer. BuzziJungle is BuzziSpace’s reflection of their vision for the social office and further pushing the traditional boundaries of the workplace.

Various elements within the structure provide an opportunity for different interactions within the “jungle”. You can climb, lounge and meet in the elevated work-lounge space made from lacquered steel. The BuzziJungle creates an urban footprint in large and small spaces.


Design by Jonas Van Put

My comments&reflection on Fitness furniture collection


my reflection & comments:

1.  mind consciousness

2.  simple aesthetics

3. visual and physical balance

4. sitting posture



BeatBelly-1 BeatBelly-2

My reflection&comments:

  1. interesting product, the curve in the product assist people in doing crunches, as many beginners have difficulties in sit at there tail bone position.
  2.  the seat rise people higher, it avoid the awkwardness of exercising on the floor, in the office situation.



My comments&reflection:

  1. Useful and direct design,  but the function is very limited to arm exercise.



My comments&reflection:

  1.  for gymnast mostly.
  2. elegant design
  3. duality of softness and hardness in terms of material



My comments&reflection:

  1. dont really know how does this works.
  2. simple, cute design, can be put in any room.


sprang chair the sprang chair

My comments&reflection:

  1. very conviencing.
  2. but the whole structure looks overwhelming and dramatic, maynot be a good choice for every office.



My comments&reflection:

  1. for yoga
  2. occupies little space

Tai Chi Chair Is A Dead Simple Exercise Chair

Tai Chi Chair Is A Dead Simple Exercise Chair



Treadmill too big to install in your home office?  Here’s a space-efficient way to flex some muscles during 15-minute breaks: the Tai Chi Chair.

Designed by  ESAD Reims student Yuan Yuan, the furniture sports handholds and footholds that allow you to perform a variety of exercises.  I’m not too familiar with Tai Chi, though, so I don’t know about the name.  Isn’t that the thing they do in the park with no equipment whatsoever?

The Tai Chi Chair is a dead simple seating chattel, with a wooden plywood seat and a small bar of cushion for the back.  The rest of the chair consists of the metal frame, sections of which have been bent in various shapes for use in different gym-like exercises (some of which, by the way, look like a one-way ticket to a busted nose).

Hopefully, the furnishing comes with instructions, since most people will likely be stumped about what exercises to do on the thing.  Plus, it’s probably a bad idea to use this as your actual working chair, since that bottom is flat and that back looks similarly uncomfortable.  Best save this as a spare for the occasional guest.

Personally, I like the idea, but the furniture’s overall usability as an actual office chair will need to be addressed.  Fortunately, the Tai Chi Chair is only a first version prototype that was intended for a proposed event (that, from what I can gather, didn’t push through, either).

No, Sweat! Workspace Workout Furniture by Darryl Agawin

Category: DESIGN Published on 03 MAY, 2013

No, Sweat! by Vancouver-based designer Darryl Agawin is a 3-piece workspace furniture set that can transform into exercise furniture. In today’s busy lives it can be difficult to find the time for daily exercise. By combining workspace and workout furniture, it allows anyone to take a break from their busy work schedules and partake in regular daily exercise. This eye catching set of furniture serves to remind the user of the exercise capabilities of their furniture.

The exercises that No, Sweat! utilizes are based on pre-established and well known routines and styles. The basic forms that shaped No Sweat! were drawn from the exercise step, the balance board, the weight bar, theskip rope and the kettle bellHundreds of exercises can be extrapolated from these basic structures and equipment.

No, Sweat! can be used wherever desk work is done; from the company office to a studio apartment. This set is designed for everyone, as exercise is important for all ages. No, Sweat! benefits those interested in fitness, yet have not joined a public gym or unable to purchase dedicated home equipment due to a lack of space or finances.

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( this could totally be my fyp, lol)