The aim of this project is to create a product that is able to remind someone to do something.
Growing up as a child and especially during national service in my home country, I was constantly told to sit up straight whenever I slouch. Learning from my personal experience, I chose to create something that would help people sit up straight without constant reminders.
My solution utilizes the back of the chair. I inserted a finger to poke the user’s back when they slouch.
The chair’s name is Peta as the word Peta in Swedish means to poke.
I was forced to test my own creation. During the move from California to my new apartment in New York, I started with no furniture. All I had were boxes and my Peta chair. I decided to put the chair to good use. During meals, I would sit on my chair with the boxes as my table. It wasn’t the most comfortable chair but for one whole month my posture was noticeably straight!