June 24, 2007
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Polyurethane morphological cushions

Bodyprops are five soft forms molded in expanded polyurethane, with elastic varnish finish, created as an extension of the body to support it in all its different postures. “I thought of living in a house as a physical exercise,” relates creator Olivier Peyricot. “In sport the body offers an increasingly unbelievable performance. Body props are an invitation to conquer space as in a sport competition.”

Body props are supports for lying on the ground, propped on one elbow or in a comfortable kneeling position, to use in bed like a work surface, or to kneel in order to relieve the pressure of the spine.

Four have ergonomic forms whose symmetry derives from that of the body. The fifth item is like a comma and tempts a more personal use. The project was developed in collaboration with VIA (Valorization of Furnishing Innovation) in Paris and introduces a new philosophy of comfort that embraces the floor as a living space.

Contact: Forms+Surfaces, Carpinteria, CA, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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