Balance of Being

LAYER is delighted to have supported Panasonic in the creation of concepts presented at IFA 2019. The teams have explored the intersection between home, wellbeing and technology with the launch of ‘Balance of being’: a collection of new product concepts bringing to life a new philosophy. The collection of six near-future design concepts sensitively combine emerging technology with sophisticated experience design and explore how we can have more meaningful engagements with products and how we take care of ourselves. The collection is the collaborative result of a research and development project between LAYER, Panasonic’s design and engineering teams.

Based on a smart visual analysis of skin condition, SHOT uses camera sensing on the front of the device, advanced AI, combined with a selection of fresh frozen fruit and vegetable TBC. to deliver a wellbeing experience that creates highly-nutritious, bespoke drinks to improve a person’s health.








Industrial design
Colour, material and finish
Art direction

The design directions are drawn from research into the wabi sabi of materials found in Japanese craftsmanship to help soften high performance experiences with an approachable aesthetic