THE DREAM VIEW
​​​​​​​The Dream View is a design collection consisting of three different products. A chair, a sphere and a lamp. Each of the products are designed to explore how design can improve mental wellbeing - by daydreaming and observing the sky. Daydreaming is an inward attention and reflection. It's a meditative state where we learn, grow and come up with new ideas. And looking at the sky is an excellent space to drift off.
“Everything the brain interprets, it interprets in context.
(...) When we are looking directly up at the sky and we are missing our normal frame of the horizon and the cityscape we are just seeing the light it self. What that causes this is an out of context experience where we feel like we are now part of that atmosphere. We are tied right into that.” 
David Eagleman, neuro scientist 
The Dream View collection curates moments of focus, by reflecting, projecting and replicating the sky. 
The designs are accessible in three different locations - outdoor, by the window and indoor - designed to be a part of our brief everyday routines. 
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Voice: Malika Khurana
THE DREAM VIEW CHAIR​​​​​​​
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up" 
Stephen Hawking
The chair is situated in public parks and natural settings, and has the quotation "Look up & wonder" lacercut in the bottom of the seat. The polished stainless steel reflects the sky and merge with the surroundings. The curvature of the chair makes us look at the sky in a restful position, allowing us to connect with the sky. There is both a chair and a bench in the series, where the bench allows us to look at the clouds and stars in the company of each-other and the chair allows self introspection.
Voice: Malika Khurana
DESIGN PROCESS
THE DREAM VIEW SPHERE

“Describe what remains: that which we generally don't notice, which doesn't call attention to itself, which is of no importance; what happens when nothing happens, what passes when nothing passes, except time, people, cars and clouds?" 
Georges Perec, The infra ordinary   
The sphere is placed near the window where it projects and objectifies the view of the sky inside the glass sphere - only by the use of daylight. The sphere is a way of looking at our looking, where you can choose and direct your point of view. The lens creates a 3 dimensional upside-down projection of the view it's pointed at, just like our eyes do - only that the brain flips the image for us.​​​​​​​
Voice: Malika Khurana
DESIGN PROCESS
THE DREAM VIEW LAMP
"(...) Just the same way you see a dear that gets frozen by the headlights of a car, we have the same primal relation to light when we look into a fire. It tends to engender this thinking. It's not a thinking with words but it's still thinking. So the kind of wordless thought of the theta state. We kind of drift of" 
James Turrell
The sky changes our mood and affects how we feel, live and sense our surroundings. The lamp is hanging indoor as a substitute for when we don't a have view to the heaven outdoor. A rotating textile is replicating the transitional atmospheric light and colours of the sky throughout the day, giving us an opportunity to synchronise with the time and space we live in. 
​​​​​​​The dream view lamp will be launched at London Design Festival 2021​​​​​​​
RESEARCH & INSIGHT FROM DREAMERS - WHAT DO PEOPLE GAIN FROM THE SKY?
The research explores peoples' relationship and experience of the sky, and also what people dream of.
People (the Dreamers) both send pictures of the sky, describing a feeling, thought and statement about the sky, and they also made their own personal Dream View drawings. After making the drawings they described the most important elements in the dream view while being reflective about their personal state and perspectives.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF THE DREAMERS FOR SHARING SUCH PERSONAL INSIGHT
THE DREAMERS' IMAGINATIVE DREAM VIEW DRAWINGS
Peoples Dream View drawings showed a deep connection to nature. 
The drawings they created made them feel closer to others and self, and was symbolising freedom.
Their personal drawing made them feel calm, happy and relaxed.
In cases where the dream views weren't solely positive the constructive views made people want to act towards action and behavioural change. 
THE DREAMERS' PERSONAL PICTURES & RELATION WITH THE SKY
Findings from observing the sky was, that the sky reflect our emotional states. Both good and bad emotions. People make their own narratives about what they see and how they feel in the current situation they are in while they glaze at the view. And at other times, when not consciously analysing our emotional states, a view gives us moments of wordless thoughts and peace of mind. Comforting and amazing us - when we give us-selves the time to look up.
ONLINE ISSUU BOOKLET OF THE DREAM VIEW
Please click on the image, if you want to have a deeper insight in the Dreamers drawings and views to the sky. 
SPECIAL THANKS
Thanks to all of the people who shared their dream views, personal insight and pictures of the sky.
A special thanks to my good friend Malika Khurana who is the voice of the videos.
And thanks to Jonas Swienty Andresen who helped take pictures of the chair and bench. 

THANKS TO THE SPONSORS
A huge thanks to all of the sponsors who supported my studies. 
Nordea Fonden
Website: https://nordeafonden.dk/
Augustinus Fonden
Website: https://augustinusfonden.dk/
Knud Højgaards Fond
Website: 
https://www.khf.dk/
William Demant Fonden
Website: https://www.williamdemantfonden.dk/

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