Lisa Marie Böhm

April / April - 2021

Universität der Künste Berlin

Bachelor of Arts


The Cocoon_bed combines two techniques whose origin comes from a therapeutic context-patient positioning and Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation. This design experimented with translating these practices to a piece of furniture and places them in a new context. The long tubular cushion of the daybed is inspired by patient positioning used in the nursing sector. The touches in various positions are perceived by our tactile sensory system and are reminiscent of the position in the womb. A feeling of security is created. Cocoon_bed takes up this theme and puts it into a new context. The separate blanket parts of the daybed are filled with fine glass beads and affect the autonomic nervous system with the weight. This pressure has a relaxing and calming effect, because it is similar to the sensation of a hug. This stimulates the production of the happiness hormone serotonin. Cocoon_bed is a haven of calm in our fast-paced and stressful everyday life. It offers a place of relaxation and security