DesignMiami/. Italian design gallery Secondome joins Miami international design fair with a solo exhibition of the successful Body Building design collection by Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari. Neon rings, metallic leather, cold steel and tinted crystal: the series reinterprets with irony the gym world comprising bespoke pieces that refer to “the symbols and obsessions of the world today”.
“Body Building design pieces are inspired by the idea of the body, its potential and the discipline of perfection, which teases our perceptions and creates a short-circuit between aesthetics and function” says curator Maria Cristina Didero.
The rings of male gymnasts become an elaborate chandelier in aluminum and brass with electric blue pony skin details. The pink crystal top of a coffee-table rests on a series of hexagonal steel dumbbells.
The pommel horse used for one of the most demanding and acrobatic disciplines of men’s gymnastics becomes a bench in black or silver leather… “where you must under no circumstances work up a sweat” warn the designers.
The ladder-like structure of traditional Swedish wall bars for pull-ups become a luminous object upholstered in nude-pink leather with brass details and a led light oozing with subtle luxury.
The Body Building design collection comprises also a series of stools in contrasting colors are surrounded by belts tightly pulled like the resistance bands used for weight-free workouts.
The carpets made of high quality leather are inspired by the floors and multi-layered markings of sports courts.
“Every piece of the Body Building design collection turns the spotlight back onto the human body making it the center of attention and the home as well” Say at Secondome.
Secondome Design Gallery is a platform focused on worldwide emerging designers and innovative projects. The limited edition collections consist of unique pieces made of precious materials and exquisite details, executed with the incomparable precision synonymous of the excellence of Italy’s “hand-made” tradition.