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Glow-in-the-Dark Sofas

'Via Lattea' Furniture by Mario Bellini

— April 24, 2009 — Art & Design
Via Lattea is an attractive and avant-garde air-filled sofa collection which glows in the dark. Created by Mario Bellini for Meritalia, 'Via Lattea' is filled with transparent bubbles of pure air and astral or sidereal light. It's also made of recycled fibers.

The Meritalia site says, "[Via Lattea] is a project that goes against the general trend and is in constant evolution, based on the use of substances and materials that are alien to the traditional world of padded furniture." Check out some more outrageous and glow-in-the-dark furniture below.
Trend Themes
1. Glow-in-the-dark Furniture - Creating furniture using materials that glow in the dark presents an opportunity for an innovative and unique design trend that can cater to a market looking for unconventional products.
2. Air-filled Furniture - Using air pockets to fill furniture presents an opportunity to create lightweight and versatile products that are easy to move and customizable according to customer preferences.
3. Sustainable Furniture - Creating furniture that uses recycled materials and promotes sustainable practices presents an opportunity to be environmentally responsible while still delivering products that customers seek.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can capitalize on the trend of glow-in-the-dark furniture by creating new products that incorporate unconventional materials, designs, and lighting techniques.
2. Sustainable Manufacturing - The sustainable manufacturing industry can capitalize on the trend of using recycled materials in furniture to create sustainable products that are eco-friendly and promote sustainable practices.
3. Interior Design - The interior design industry can use glow-in-the-dark furniture to create unique and memorable interior spaces that are eye-catching and converse with their customers' personalities and preferences.
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