Pilo Music Pillow by Wang Zhong and Liu Peng

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Pilo

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Music Pillow

INSPIRATION:
magic to cheer people up and calm people down as well. There are near 30 percent of people suffering from insomnia in the world. We know that sound can play a very important role to help people to sleep better. Meanwhile,Pillows have not evolved for almost three hundred years. So we decided to design a pillow, which is different from any other pillows in this world, one can truly worth the time while people are with it.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Pilo redefines pillows in terms of shape and function. It has the shape of a rock but is soft like a feather. The most graceful feature is its built-in sound units. They are invisible and absolutely imperceptible. They work without external power source. They create a gently whispering sound field, which is acoustically adjusted and of high quality. The accompanying App presents users an unprecedented acoustic experience. It will make falling asleep easier and wake you up in the right moment.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Pilo has 52 surfaces, you will find your sweet spot according to your sleep position. Pilo has an audio cable. You can play music on it by any device with a 3.5 mm audio connection. And you can make phone calls if the cellphone is connected. With the accompany app, you can sleep with nature sound like the sound of ocean, forest, lake and fireplace. Pilo does not need to charge. You can use extension cable to put your cellphone away to leave you in a completely undisturbed environment.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in early 2016 in Shenzhen, China.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Pilo is codesigned by biomedical enigneers and industrial designers. It provides the most appropriate supporting height and pressure-relieving angle. Its low-poly structure outlines a suitable curve for the head and neck. The curve design is based on anthropometry and ergonomics data, and implemented with close-cell memory foam. The pillowcase is made of special blended fabric, which ensures an comfortable feeling on the skin. In summer it is refreshingly cool and in winter mildly warm. The loudspeakers embedded in Pilo need to be imperceptible. So a special type of soft silicone cover is designed and implanted in Pilo to protect them.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 640 mm x Depth 380 mm x Height 130 mm

TAGS:
Pilo, pillow, low poly, sleep, music

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
We want to design a pillow which fits most kinds of sleeping gestures and slumber patterns, and meanwhile presents a unique style of low poly design. Luckily, We get help from a biomedical engineering laboratory from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The provide us with anthropometry and ergonomics statistical data of human head, neck and shoulder. We emerged these key points height with memory foam material, and implemented our design successfully at last.

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge is to creat a gently whispering sound field in the pillow, and make the sound of high quality. In the meantime, since the sound units are embedded in the pillow, we need to keep them invisible and absolutely imperceptible. A professional audio studio helps us to customize the sound units and adjust the sound field. A special silicon cover is implanted to protect the loudspeakers. Finally we make it more amazing than we expected.

ADDED DATE:
2017-03-08 11:50:26

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Wang Zhong, Liu Peng, Li Yunpeng, He Zhengdong and Yi Linqi

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Liu Peng, Pilo, 2016.
Image #2: Photographer Liu Peng, Pilo, 2016.
Image #3: Photographer Liu Peng, Pilo, 2016.
Image #4: Photographer Liu Peng, Pilo, 2016.
Image #5: Photographer Liu Peng, Pilo, 2016.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Patented. Patent No. ZL201530265572.8. Soundario Inc. 2016. China. Patented. Patent No. ZL201520678090.X. Soundario Inc. 2015. China.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.soundario.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
PILO

PROFILE:
Soundario is a start up company in Shenzhen, China. It is committed to the use of audio technology for consumption upgrade. Pilo, the award-winning music pillow, is its first physical product. In addition, Soundario develops several sound related software, such as sleeping aid app Pilo, and running music Run Baby Run. Soundario not only designs and manufactures audio software and products, but also spreads the product values integrating with the world.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Pilo Music Pillow by Wang Zhong and Liu Peng is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Pilo Music Pillow by Wang Zhong and Liu Peng is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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