This extraordinary, high quality, little bench for prayer and meditation completely captures the beauty of inner stillness. It has the quiet expression found in the refined sacred simplicity of Zen.
The stool has been exhibited all around the globe during the past 10 years as an exceptionally fine example of world design. It is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam.
The elegant design is worthy of contemplation itself, and offers a rich variety of associations: A soaring eagle, the tail of a diving whale, an Egyptian headrest, the eternal curves of the golden mean spiral.
The designer, Eirik Balavoine, says: "True creativity is effortless.
It is a celebration of the liberation from the known, where form
and function are married into the fresh elegance of the newly discovered
The meditation stool is made in two versions, Yme and Mir. In Yme the emphasis is put on the soft quality of light natural beech wood. In Mir a dark African wood is also used to highlight the elegant minimalist curves of the design. The stools are produced in limited quantities.
On permanent exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam