New Canaan Museum, CT 2021
The solo exhibition and retrospective features nea studio's biophilic design, including lighting, especially solar lighting and organic furniture, as well as photos of nea studio's architecture and interior designs. The exhibition of nea studio's architecture and interior design work, entitled Biophilia, is part of the Modern New Canaan initiative at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. The museum brings together programs, events, and tours that celebrate, appreciate, and preserve the important legacy of New Canaan. The town is widely known for its mid-century modern architecture. Houses, designed in the decades after World War II by architects including Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, and Philip Johnson, shape the landscape of this town.
Biophilic design elements in neutral colors create a feeling of calm spaciousness and connection to the outdoors.
We incorporate biophilic design elements that serve wellbeing. The solar wall installation, Sun Calendar, and Solar Seashell Chandeliers light up automatically at dusk, no wires, no outlets, awakening awareness of solar rhythms. The reflective surfaces contrast with organic materials such as wood and algae that are uplifting for inhabitants in their connection to ‘nature.’ The furniture is comprised of purely organic materials. The lighting and furniture pieces are designed by nea studio with the aim of creating a holistic environment that promotes a feeling of spaciousness and wellbeing.