Posted by on January 26, 2017

Social design and fashion:
the -!- way of sitting

The only physical and mental boundaries we face in the modern world are those of our imagination. We’re able to move faster and easier than ever, but we spend most of our time sitting down.

First sketches of the SKO! elastic belt idea

Quasi-nomadic

To call yourself a designer is a great privilege, but one that comes with responsibilities. We can create more and more objects through simple, aesthetic changes, or we can use our skills to resolve the real issues at hand, which emerge from our quasi-nomadic way of living.

nomad /ˈnəʊ.mæd/ a member of a group of people who move from one place to another instead of living in the same place all the time

 

SKO! the process stages, 1st page

The chair

The chair, as we know it, causes untold damage to our bodies. We can’t live without it, but you only need to ask a doctor about the long term effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç from TED-Ed channel

Movement

Movement is the answer. It’s not a big mystery.

Self-research part of the SKO! project. The elastic belt idea, crossing at the lower back make it move and relieve the tension.

SKO! dynamic shirt

If we can’t always choose our chair, we can at least choose what we’re wearing when we sit in it. My SKO! shirt is modified with a simple elastic belt that crosses the lower back. A single swing of the spine allows for movement of the vertebrae and the fluids within, while drawing our attention towards our sitting position. Correct posture means a healthy spine, and allows our internal organs to function as intended.

go to SKO! project>


If you want to read more:
medicaldaily.com
washingtonpost.com
Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes
Promoting Healthy Seating Through Movement and Natural Spine Alignment

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