Modern Living: Womb with a View

It is entirely possible that the first words of the first psychiatrist were "Return to the womb." That classic concept a search for primal security—is precisely what French Designer Claude Vidili had in mind when he came up with the idea for his "Isolation Sphere," a tough and thick polyester shell almost six feet in diameter that is soundproof and guarantees privacy even in the midst of chaos. To retreat from the world, it is necessary only to step inside and close the door.

The basic sphere, which rests on a pedestal for security, takes up about the amount of space used...

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