Colorfull Mycoocoon

21 Oct

The energy colors transmit, have a huge effect on us. They can help us to balance our energy and to live in harmony within the environment around us, but most importantly, within ourselves. With this theory, created Mycoocoon it’s concept: mycocoon immersion. The concept is literally an organic color light immersion, which is based on research in chromotherapy, aromatherapy, lighting, furniture design, and music. This idea is based on the belief that each individual is drawn to a certain color they need to bring balance in their energy and the emerging of their senses.

mycoocoon-1To bring the balance from the customer’s color energy back, designers Lazavecchia and Wai and Marine Peyre developed special coocoons to provide a “light bath” or a “bain de lumière”. You can find the coocoons located in airports, hotels, corporate offices and spas. The color immersion pod contains a lounge seat for one, a set of non-harmful frequency LEDs, a large shade suspended over the lounge seat, a tablet that’s running the Mycoocoon chromatests application and headphones which are connected to the Mycoocoon system via Bluetooth.

The cocoon immerses the body in main colors in a predetermined order and rhythm. Customers can receive chromatests in the Mycoocoon immersion spaces. These tests establish their personal chromatic profiles and define their energy balance, color and needs.

It all starts with the color that’s missing from the chromatic profile of the customer. Following are the complementary colors. Every color is connected with a specific role, but together they create the ultimate moment of relaxation. In combination with certain aromas and sounds, the Mycoocoon creates a whole new experience.

A part of Mycoocoon is Mycoloremotion. It’s an online community of individuals, which is based on their own emotional and chromatic profiles. It offers a real-time indicator of people’s connection with each other and sharing their color-emotion with people all around the world.

Mycoocoon organizes events, exhibitions with all kinds of artists, designers, chefs and musicians and all kind of people which has to do a lot with color. Together they offer services to businesses on Color Team Building to increase the well-being of the employees of the company at work.

Mycoocoon consists of two variants. Mycoocoon nomade are impermanent installations. They are set up as practical furniture during events, while Mycoocoon immersion are more permanent type of spaces established in buildings and business locations.

Schermopname (82)To give you an idea of how color could affect your emotions, I’ll show you the meanings of some main colors. In this way, you’ll understand how certain colors can give you a positive feeling, and other colors can make you feel down. The color wheel is a tool for understanding color and color relationships.


Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

  • Effects: stimulates mental processes, stimulates the nervous system, activates memory, encourages communication


Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color.               Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design because we’re so used to seeing it everywhere.

  • Effects: soothes, relaxes mentally, as well as psychically, helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety, offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony


Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.

  • Effects: calm and sedates, cools


Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm. With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

  • Effects: uplifts, calms the mind and nerves, offers a sense of spirituality, encourages creativity


Brighter pinks are youthful, fun and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate, without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks.

  • Bright pinks, like the color red, stimulate energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat and pulse rate. They also encourage action and confidence. Pink has been used in prison holding cells to effectively reduce erratic behavior


Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognizes as a stimulant, red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

  • Effects: increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat and pulse rate, encourages action and confidence, provides a sense of protection from fear and anxiety

Schermopname (83)Orange

Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.

  • Effects: stimulates activity, stimulates appetite, encourages socializations


White projects purity, cleanliness and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

  • Effects: aids mental clarity, encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles, evokes purification of thoughts or actions, enables fresh beginnings


Gray is the color of intellect, knowledge and wisdom. It is perceived as long-lasting, classic and often as sleek or refined. It is a color that is dignified, conservative and carries authority. Gray is a perfect neutral, which is why designers often use it as background color.

  • Effects: unsettles, creates expectations


Black is authoritative and powerful, because black can evoke strong emotions, too much can be overwhelming. Black represents a lack of color, the primordial void, emptiness. It is a classic color for clothing, possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

  • Effects: make one feel inconspicuous, provides a restful emptiness, is mysterious by evoking a sense of potential and possibility

This concept fits the trend individualization. It adapts the activity of the Mycoocoon to each individual to optimize its effect. The cocoon is also developed to take care of one person at the time, so each person gets the personal attention they need. This example also fits he trend technology, because today’s, newest technology is needed to make this concept happen.



2 Responses to “Colorfull Mycoocoon”

  1. Valerie corcias February 13, 2015 at 7:34 am #

    hi Jess
    Thank you for the article very Nice
    There is just a problem with the link of the we site mycoocoon
    Please could you modify it to

    • jessecoolen February 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

      Hi Valerie
      Thank you for your nice commend!
      I changed the link into the one you send me. I hope it works now!

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