Sifflu by Smarin has a refreshing take on breathing. HOT takes a glimpse into the design recently presented at The Future of Living
and Design Days at Art Dubai…
Smarin presented an innovative concept linked to the future of living. Sifflu is one of the ‘Therapeutic Objects through Mechanics’ designed by Stéphanie Marin.
The pipe of breath…
Sifflu is an individual pipe to learn how to breathe well for a better life. The idea of the object came when designer Stéphanie Marin saw the rise of electronic smoking devices. “Human beings smoke or chew in an ancestral, cultural and social way. The recent expansion of new smoking ways, replacing the tobacco declared as a noxious substance, drove me to question these practices, toxic according to some, and rooted in the habits of many. The breath is in fact, the centre of the question. If the various smokers are used to very mechanical bad habits, certain non-smokers make it just as much, forgetting the importance to breathe well. The fact of inhaling a lot, too much, and not expiring well, too little, and making short cycles, creates tensions, and maintains stress,” she explains. Hence, Sifflu is designed to teach one to breathe correctly.
The designer gives us anatomical instructions to breath perfectly:
Inhale slowly by the nose.
Open the rib cage, to fill it with maximum air, by keeping low shoulders.
Take your time
Hold breath calmly.
Take the time of a break.
Expire by the mouth, with your stomach.
Lengthen the breath at the most.
Lengthen the breath more and more
Become aware of your diaphragm
Use your internal muscles at the same time
Adopt a correct posture..it’s direct profit for the back
Release all tension, re-oxygenate your muscles, re-synchronize your organs…
Good habits become mechanisms. Sifflu is a training device to practice this guideline. Sifflu can be used for the use of essential oils as well. Put one drop of essential oil on the drain. Insert the drain into the fireplace simply. By blowing, the essential oil will be spread in a limited distribution in the space. It’s the opportunity to use essential oils in a mastered way, avoiding overdoses and the side effects which are associated to them.
The Research on the Therapeutic Objects through Mechanics was born from the meeting of Smarin and the Observatory of the Alternative Medicines OMNC in 2012. It is based on simple techniques which encourage wellness by a mechanical good use of the body, and deepening the self-awareness.
Sifflu is an object that elevates breathing to an art form!