Marcel Bauerfeind

Dezember / December - 2020

Universität der Künste Berlin

Bachelor of Arts


Smove addresses home office furniture with a focus on ergonomic enhancement and sustainability. Our natural need for movement is combined with an object that, in most cases, only allows for static sitting: a common household chair. Smove approaches sustainability in contemporary fashion by taking existing objects as a starting point, and extending their functionality through repurposing. As a platform for chairs, Smove allows the sitter to move in various ways that challenge traditional sitting habits. Dynamic sitting in the form of subconsciously executed micro-movements contributes to significantly reducing back pain, the most common widespread disease in Germany.