Culturally, masks have always represented a kind of immersion into other roles and characters. Today, Virtual Reality (VR) devices allow us to do the same with a much larger effect. Inspired by traditional festivals and masks, Ombre VR is both a VR device and a fashionable mask that generates different environments based on the accessory attached to the device. A lace accessory creates a sophisticated atmosphere while a chain accessory creates a strong and bold one. With these detachable accessories, a new atmosphere can be created in an instant.
The body of the Ombre VR device is built in a sleek form to reflect a sense of mystery inspired by a costume festival. Its overall curvy form allows the device to fit any narrative or concept. The headband is detachable and its size can be be adjusted by shifting the metal detail. Moving the metal detail to the left reveals a connector and power port; moving it to the right reveals a USB port and charging port.
Ombre VR is a result of studying the meaning of VR differently and it is a departure from existing VR products that only focus on functions. It gives meaning to the concept by connecting cultural symbolism of an object and virtual reality.