Julie Yonehara from 10 Fold at Designersblock 2012

September 3, 2012

The Transformative Chronotype - Julie Yonehara

The Transformative Chronotype is a collection of objects, which explores the future of manipulating the human circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock regulated by the natural light and dark cycles of the day. This collection is designed as a luxury vanity set, and therefore designated for the bedroom or bathroom, a place where one would prepare or wind down for the day.

The Transformative Chronotype - Julie Yonehara

The Transformative Chronotype - Julie Yonehara

The project consists of two parts, which deal with the biological effects of light using the red and blue colour spectrums. The red light spectrum promotes melatonin production, signalling rest, and the blue spectrum blocks melatonin production signalling wakefulness. The first part consists of the circadian compact, which defines levels of stimulation through textile filters, thereby manipulating levels of blue light intensities. The second is a series of Sedation masks, which filters out external light with delicate red transparent textiles promoting melatonin production and rest.

 

The Transformative Chronotype - Julie Yonehara

More of Julie Yonehara design work.

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