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WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR; Exhibition at the Design Museum, London

The architecture of 'WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD' is an attempt to synthesise the field of ASMR and its rich material world into a spatial language. Drawing inspiration from traditional spa cultures, flowing water is replaced by streams of contemporary media, aiming to create an atmosphere of safety and privacy, in which multiple people can be triggered to relax simultaneously. The exhibition becomes a prototype for a new public space offering an emergent form of relaxation and allowing guests to be immersed in a multisensory experience of close-looking, close-listening, and close-feeling.

Author: ĒTER

Client: The Design Museum London in collaboration with ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

Address or location:
The Design Museum, London, UK


Technical information:
Exhibition space: 375 m2, Oval ASMR Arena - 100 m2

13th May – 16th October 2022

Build: 345 Interiors; AV: Blue Elephant; Lighting: Beam Lighting Design

Main subcontractors, partners:
Curator: James Taylor-Foster, Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design at ArkDes; Assistant Curator: Esme Hawes, Displays Curator at the Design Museum; Graphic Design: Agga Mette Stage and Alexander Söder.

Author of photos:
Ed Reeve and ĒTER