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Image: Damien Gernay
Although the materials differ, the Bloated Stool by Belgium-based designer Damien Gernay is extremely similar to the metal stool designed by Moran Barmaper which we featured here.  The inspiration for the Bloated Stool came from the provocative image of a potbelly constrained by a belt.  The stool is made of sheets of leather filled with expanded foam.  No complicated molds or seams were used in its production as the leather inflates naturally thereby making each piece unique.  The stool is a dialogue between a rigid structure (the legs) and a flexible skin.


Images: Damien Gernay

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