alberto biagetti and laura baldassari reappropriate gym apparatus into furniture

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari reappropriate gym apparatus into furniture

the ‘body building’ exhibit by atelier biagetti – the creative collaboration between alberto biagetti and laura baldassari – has been curated by maria cristina didero. atelier biagetti combined and extracted elements taken from gym apparatus and have translated them into an array of contemporary and refined pieces of furniture. at first glance, these objects are recognizable as regular pieces of gym equipment, but this unusual collection presents itself as a series of re-imagined home furnishings.

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
the collection examines society’s obsession with bodybuilding and exercise 
photography by delfino sisto legnani and marco cappelletti

 

 

crafted using high-quality techniques in materials such as pony skin, leather and beaver fur, atelier biagetti has interpreted a pommel horse as a metallic living room bench; dumb bells support an elegant coffee table; and traditional gymnastic rings can be seen as suspended tubes of light. the exhibit space itself draws influence from a classic gymnasium environment where tape markings have been stuck on the floor to highlight each piece being presented. simultaneously, the collection examines society’s obsession with bodybuilding and exercise, however in this exhibit the designers have managed to portray the furniture in a lighthearted manner without eliminating its sport-related characteristics.

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
the contemporary exhibit is curated by maria cristina didero

 

 

 

following the exhibition’s debit at milan design week 2015, ‘body building’ travels to south beach on the occasion of design miami/ 2015

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
black version of the cavillina lounge bench

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
cavillino stool uses leather and pony skin

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
the manubri coffee table along with the limited edition adidas zx flux sneakers

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
alberto biagetti and laura baldassari bring the gym to the home environment

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
sport courts have been printed as a hand-sewn leather carpet

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
anelli light resembles gymnastic rings

alberto biagetti and laura baldassari
climbing bars have been reinterpreted by alberto biagetti and laura baldassari as a light installation

 

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