We were involved in the planning, art direction, and hardware design of "ston," a device for relaxation and rest. ston allows you to inhale caffeine and GABA dissolved in vapor, and enjoy taste and aroma.
The concept of the product was to "update deep breathing". We found that mindfulness, balancing the mind through breathing, is the way to relax and take a break in the modern age. We named the product category that provides this unique experience "BREATHER".
Based on the hypothesis that people are most at ease in natural environments such as forests, plateaus, and riverbanks, we wanted a form as close to nature as possible. The shape of ston, which resembles a stone, was inspired by rock balancing, which increases concentration like meditation in Zen and yoga. It is obviously also the origin of the product’s name.
ston is a new concept device that gives you an experience close to deep breathing. It is equipped with a function that allows you to regulate your breathing through the rhythm of light. By skillfully adjusting the flow of air, it balances your mind in the same way as a deep breath. The device also contains no nicotine or other toxic ingredients, making it a healthy way to blow off steam.