'Sitting Flesh' Meat Cushions Make a Cozy Place to Eat a Steak

 - Jun 23, 2009   Updated: Jun 7 2011
References: salzigdesign & designboom
The 'Sitting Flesh' slab of meat was recently displayed at the 2009 DMY Berlin Design Festival. Created by a German studio, these meaty art pieces are actually upholstered seat cushions.

Playing on the tenderness of meat, these cushions can be used for standard seating purposes or as a floor cushion. 'Sitting Flesh' is perfect for when you want to gross out your vegetarian friend.

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