According to the Tantric tradition there are fourteen great nerve centers in the physical body, with seven energy centers – chakras – serving as the nexus between the body and consciousness. Each chakra is connected to a specific color:
- Muladhara (red)
- Svadhisthana (orange)
- Manipura (yellow)
- Anahata (green)
- Vishuddha (blue)
- Ajna (indigo)
- Sahaswara (violet)

ZONAL – Extending the Body and Mind, an exhibition at WantedDesign 2014, and curated by Matthew Waldman of NOOKA and Marc Thorpe of Marc Thorpe Design, showcases a selection of wearable and portable technologies inspired by the ancient vedic connection between color and body,

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Designers from around the globe were invited to participate in the exhibition, each assigned a specific zone with correlated product categories to work within : Foundation, Locomotion, Creation, Core, Heart, Head and Dream.

Each of the seven concepts represent the designer’s vision of “optimistic technofuturism” through the prism of the Tantric tradition, including footwear inspired by highrise architecture, a timepiece with a 72 year cycle, and even a “message in a bottle” communication device designed to be shot out into outer space. More details about the exhibition at Nooka and WantedDesign.

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Design by Rem D. Koolhaas

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Design by Marc Thorpe

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Design by Joe Doucet

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Design by Nolen Niu

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Design by Paul Loebach

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Design by Todd Bracher