The Limbic Chair creates a unique sense of weightlessness that activates both body and mind; generating positive impulses for mental and emotional wellbeing. It provides users with a perfectly balanced and healthy sitting experience.
Developed by Swiss neuroscientist and medical doctor, Dr. Patrik Kunzler, in collaboration with MIT, the Limbic Chair is the result of a research project that started in 2006. Doctor Kunzler’s desire was to create a chair based on neuroscience, a chair that will make your spine and mind feel like they are weightless, free and flowing, safe and relaxed.
His design methods were based on his research specialty, the limbic system. The limbic system connects our bodies with our emotions and our emotions with our thinking brain. In three years of research at the MIT Media Lab a chair was developed that makes you feel like you are weightless and that stimulates your body to do incentivised movements. These are movements that promote positive mental states. They make you feel happy and express happiness. These movements have a direct impact on the limbic system, hence the name of the chair, the Limbic Chair.
Benefits of the Limbic Chair
One of the effects of the Limbic Chair is that it enhances somatic perception. While sitting in the chair, you can feel your body more. Apart from making you feel light, the Limbic Chair enhances sensitivity to touch and movement, helping you to reconnect with your body and meditate or to discover your body and your mind’s freedom of movement and expression.
Designed to promote a happier, more relaxed state, performing activities while using the chair will allow for greater creativity, focus and efficiency; all while improving posture. The chair can also be used by people with spinal and other medical impairments without any difficulty.
Being on the Limbic Chair creates a sensation of flow. It connects you with your body and it disconnects from the analysing and sometimes worrying mind. One can say this is a very good mindfulness exercise.