Stress is the root cause of all evil that happens to our mind and body! And in this world of cut-throat competition; just to survive the day, mostly all of us are forced to work our asses-off, with an end result being – Stress!!!
Although there are many natural ways like meditation or yoga to relieve stress but then not all of us are inclined towards opting them; for various reasons changing from person to person!
Hence, for people like us, man has made inventions like Stress balls!!!
Now had you ever imagined that a paper-weight like furniture in your office could actually be a stress buster too??
Well, at first even we found it funny but then, the fact remains that it’s true!
Presenting – ZenEgg!!
Let’s tell you what ZenEgg is!!!
ZenEgg – a prodigy of Gašper Premože from Ljubljana, Slovenia is as defined by him a Balancing wooden totem, elegantly crafted to help you de-stress and reconnect with yourself.
Look at it this way, ZenEgg is that wooden egg that is not laid by a hen but is made with the help of multiple natural ingredients and if used correctly, can help you reduce stress!
The whole point of creating this egg was to make you realize that as much as work is important, it is equally important to be mentally and physically at peace to be able to perform the tasks efficiently!
But then again the fact remains that, it is easier said than done!
As mentioned by Gasper, ZenEgg was created with an emphasis on tangible sensations. We are tactile creatures; it’s common for us to have something in our hands. I started to realize that every object that we hold is associated with some activity that we automatically start to do. It’s for this reason that I wanted to develop an object for taking time out.
Although the egg may seem just a piece of wood to many but then it holds some hidden ingredients incubated into it such as Ouroboros which is an idol that signifies self-reflexivity and is carefully instilled into the inner surface of every wooden egg.
These ZenEggs are treated with natural oils, so that they are able to spread natural feel and aroma. And wood being a live material hence; textures, lines & colors differ from egg to egg and with time the color of the wood also darkens.
Appearance & Functions…
Presently, ZenEgg is available in 5 different forms of materials such as:
- Dark walnut which is made of walnut wood and appears to be ranging between a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks.
- Magnificent Pear which is made of pear wood and appears to be light reddish brown.
- Light maple which is made of maple wood and appears to be ranging from nearly white to an off-white cream colour.
- Soothing Olive which is made of olive wood and appears to in a cream or yellowish brown with darker brown or black contrasting streaks.
- Colorful Plum which is made of plum wood and appears to be in a large amount of colors normally a yellowish brown that has streaks of pink, orange, red, purple, olive, or grey stirred in.
- Deep Wenge which is made of wenge wood and appears to be in a very dark brown color with black streaks.
Apart from that the design of the egg is such that it can easily fit in a regular sized palm comfortably and due to its weighted base, the balance is always maintained.
All the materials used to make the ZenEgg along with the warmth of the solid wood gives it the natural aroma it desires and thus gives you the natural feel that your body responds to! And the organic oils that the ZenEggs are treated with increase the durability of the egg.
As we all know that the primary function of a ZenEgg is reducing stress from our body but then a design like such being in your office can also come of good use to remind you that you need to chill!
Just like stress balls are used to remove stress from the body, similarly because of the warm and touchy materials used to make the ZenEgg, all you gotta do is you need to rub the egg slowly on the body part which needs to be relaxed and leave the rest to the egg
And if nothing then it can just act as a toy or a paper weight in your office.
Presently, gasper has completed the prototypes & testing stage and will soon begin with production of the egg by January which should be shipped to its backer maximum by February 2015.
So far ZenEgg has received $44,539 from its 1,427 backers and has over achieved its primary target of $2,200 which literally was accomplished in the first 30 hours itself. You can pre-order a ZenEgg for a price as low as $18 on Kickstarter.
As much as the product seems to be beautiful, fascinating and worth giving a shot for but then the whole process and its success entirely depends on the user’s willingness and dedication, so if you are intending to buy it for the fun of it, don’t hold many expectations.