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Skin-Like Chairs

'A Body of Skin' is a Seat That Looks Similar to Flesh

— July 23, 2014 — Art & Design
A Body of Skin is a design by Studio 9191 that takes on the appearance of human flesh. While this may not look all that appealing, it's comfort level might change people's minds.

There is more to the chair than simply function. It is also symbolic of how people feel about themselves. In order to experience this comfort of the seat, one must make contact with it. In essence Studio 9191 is trying to make people recognize the value of becoming comfortable in one's own skin, while producing a marketable chair.

Silicone was the main product used for the building of the chair, as it looks similar to skin (an important element when thinking about the products used for the design).

Photo Credits: designboom, 9191
Trend Themes
1. Skin-like Furniture - Creating chairs and other furniture that resemble human skin, offering unique comfort and symbolic meaning.
2. Comfort in One's Own Skin - Designs that promote self-acceptance and self-esteem by incorporating elements reminiscent of human skin.
3. Symbolic Design - Using furniture as a medium for conveying deeper emotional or philosophical concepts, enhancing the value and appeal of a product.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Opportunities for designers to create aesthetically unique and emotionally impactful furniture pieces.
2. Wellness and Self-care - Incorporating materials and designs that promote comfort, self-acceptance, and well-being in furniture and home decor.
3. Conceptual Art and Design - Exploring the intersection of art and functionality, using furniture as a canvas to express symbolism and provoke emotional responses in consumers.
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