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Govert Flint

Enrichers

http://www.enrichers.nl

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Govert Flint studied architecture ar TU Delft and did his MA at Design Academy Eindhoven as product designer. In 2015, he founded Enrichers, a neuroscience-based design studio. Among our clients are Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, Dutch Railways and Heineken. For their R&D, they collaborate with University of Cambridge, UK. They have proven moving furniture makes people happier. Since 2016, they are developing smart furniture technology to make any seat interactive and able to generate biodata.

Enriched Environments


Empathic spaces created by our personal biology

Enriched Environments


Empathic spaces created by our personal biology
Spaces influence the way we configure our brains: by understanding these mechanisms, we can positively influence our mood with spaces
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  • Systemic changes

In 1947, D.O. Hebb discovered a deprived mice enclosure had a negative influence on treatment of the medicine given to the rodents. The 'enriched' cage with several stories, tubes, wood gravel and toys increased the life span with 1,5 times, made rodents more resilient resulting in less illness and quicker recovery. Since the last century the surroundings we live, work and spend our leisure time have changed from largely natural to exponentially urban and designed. This trend is only increasing. The first effects of social media are already measurable in society.

EE consists of 5 elements which need to be included in physical spaces for making them contribute positively to brain development. These elements are: motor, visual, somatosensory, cognition and circadian rhythms. With biofeedback sensors, you can measure HRV to understand if EE contributes to increase of happiness and reduction of stress. Architecture of the future will be empathic architecture.



The Moonraker is one of our active seating products, allowing people to move their upper body while being seated.

For Dutch Railways NS we explored how to make people move in trains. We saw an increase of happiness and could find what type of person responds most positive to certain movements.

For Amsterdam Schiphol Airport we did a project to figure out what an Enriched Office looks like. People have the ability to choose from three different spaces: low, medium and highly stimulative. Every space facilitates movement, different tactility and visual play.

In the future, combinations of motion and visual sensors, make the body our main interface again to control our computers. Making our body functional again at work.

Movement makes you happy. An exo-skeleton chair facilitates you to move at work. On this image the project 'Bionic Chair' is visualized in the future office

Enriched Environments


Empathic spaces created by our personal biology

Enriched Environments


Empathic spaces created by our personal biology
Spaces influence the way we configure our brains: by understanding these mechanisms, we can positively influence our mood with spaces
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

In 1947, D.O. Hebb discovered a deprived mice enclosure had a negative influence on treatment of the medicine given to the rodents. The 'enriched' cage with several stories, tubes, wood gravel and toys increased the life span with 1,5 times, made rodents more resilient resulting in less illness and quicker recovery. Since the last century the surroundings we live, work and spend our leisure time have changed from largely natural to exponentially urban and designed. This trend is only increasing. The first effects of social media are already measurable in society.

EE consists of 5 elements which need to be included in physical spaces for making them contribute positively to brain development. These elements are: motor, visual, somatosensory, cognition and circadian rhythms. With biofeedback sensors, you can measure HRV to understand if EE contributes to increase of happiness and reduction of stress. Architecture of the future will be empathic architecture.



The Moonraker is one of our active seating products, allowing people to move their upper body while being seated.

For Dutch Railways NS we explored how to make people move in trains. We saw an increase of happiness and could find what type of person responds most positive to certain movements.

For Amsterdam Schiphol Airport we did a project to figure out what an Enriched Office looks like. People have the ability to choose from three different spaces: low, medium and highly stimulative. Every space facilitates movement, different tactility and visual play.

In the future, combinations of motion and visual sensors, make the body our main interface again to control our computers. Making our body functional again at work.

Movement makes you happy. An exo-skeleton chair facilitates you to move at work. On this image the project 'Bionic Chair' is visualized in the future office


Idea by

Govert Flint
Enrichers
Eindhoven
Netherlands
Govert Flint studied architecture ar TU Delft and did his MA at Design Academy Eindhoven as product designer. In 2015, he founded Enrichers, a neuroscience-based design studio. Among our clients are Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, Dutch Railways and Heineken. For their R&D, they collaborate with University of Cambridge, UK. They have proven moving furniture makes people happier. Since 2016, they are developing smart furniture technology to make any seat interactive and able to generate biodata.