3. The savvy designer told BuzzFeed News that the pod came about from a class where students were tasked to redesign the first piece of trash they threw out.
I threw out a sandwich wrapper and began to think about topics related to food, lunch and time. A fellow classmate introduced me to the Slow Food movement, which I started to interpret a little differently.
As a student I’m always looking for the quickest meal to avoid stopping my workflow. I decided that if I’m going to spend five minutes or less eating a lunch, then I might as well use that five minutes to take a mental break.
Thus the Nutshell was created to block out distractions and to focus on eating and thinking.
I haven’t thought about the ability to develop and expand it yet. But I have requests from my classmates to create a transparent Nutshell for people to eat fragrant meals during class without letting the food smells distract from lectures.
I’m not sure about [wearing the Nutshell] on planes or transport, but office spaces and studios/small classrooms are viable places to wear them.”