Stackable Lightboxes for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder affects roughly 2 million people in the UK. Treatment for SAD ordinarily involves hours of bright light therapy. This set of cast resin and stainless steel light boxes are intended to provide a less clinical alternative to existing treatment. They are stackable; creating a sense of interaction and play. The three different sizes produce different levels of light, allowing the user to add and take away units in accordance with how much light treatment is needed.
They are made with cold white LEDs mounted onto stainless steel which produce a bright daylight. they can be individually switched on at the side with red buttons that provide a point of focus.
From a collection examining issues of mental health that have no simple medical treatment, the symptoms of which can be controlled to some extent but never completely cured. Instead of attempting a solution, the objects are intended to act as a series of coping mechanisms to the various manifestations of these conditions. The purpose is to comfort the user and improve mental well-being. The forms of the objects have been inspired by architectural spaces alluding to the comforting nature of homes and shelters.
For more information about S.A.D visit the website for the S.A.D Association.