In collaboration with Studio Proba, New York City based design studio Bower created the Nirvana Rug as a part of the Zendo Collection.
For Collective Design, Studio Proba and Bower joined forces to create Zendo. Exploring forms, materials, textures, and colors that have interested them over the past year, the two studios designed a unique collection that allows viewers to immerse in a tranquil, multi-sensory experience. Three new products were developed for their Zendo collection including the Pivot Fountain, Waterline Chair, and Nirvana Rug. The studios explore themes of water, reflection, and transcendence, inviting visitors to lie on their Nirvana rug, sit on their Waterline chair, gaze into their multicolored Water mirrors, all while listening to the trickle of their Pivot fountain. The Nirvana Rug is conceived as a sculptural meditation rug, becoming a metaphorical journey of transcendence. Made of rose-colored carpeting materials, Nirvana Rug starts on the floor and extends along the wall where it ends as a fringed baldachin. This special form describes the “steps to nirvana”. The meditative vibe of the Zendo Collection evolved from the designers’ collective subconscious, with the intention of slowing down and to balance out our hectic lives.
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