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Body Building: Exercise Equipment Re-Imagined into Furniture

05.05.15 | By
Body Building: Exercise Equipment Re-Imagined into Furniture

Alberto Biagetti, of Atelier Biagetti, and Laura Baldassari teamed up on a project called Body Building that might make you look twice at gym equipment. Modern society is pretty obsessed with working out so the pair created a collection of modern, equipment-inspired home furnishings.

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Mimicking the shapes of your standard gym equipment, the duo designed playful pieces that reference everyone’s fitness obsession. For example, they turned traditional gymnastics rings into pendant lights, a basketball or volleyball court becomes a leather carpet, and the pommel horse is now a living room bench. These pieces might just make you run back to the gym or completely avoid it all together.

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During Salone, they displayed the pieces in a curated exhibition by Maria Cristina Didero.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.