Architecture, art and fashion are often seen as being at odds with popular culture, epitomized by things like television, movies and organized sports. Still, fans of both the sublime and athletics may find some common ground in these designs, which draw on colors, forms and activities from on and off the playing field.
Starting with the more abstract, this hammock features sport-styled netting, plain straight forms and (of course) a bit of green. Not seeing subtle allusions to scoring nets and ball fields? Still think the sports comparison is a stretch? See this next idea from Emanuel Lemagini below:
Definitely made for soccer fans, these built-in-goalie-net chairs make for dangerous indoor or relaxed outdoor fun for a porch, patio or backyard – no mere watching for these avid watchers-turned-players. He calls them “Lazy Football.”
“When I was a child, my passion for football could not be completely fulfilled by playing all day in the public parks of my hometown. For this reason in the evening I used to keep on playing at home with all sort of different balls, with great joy of my mum that saw our house constantly in danger. Unfortunately, while growing up, I started to watch sport on the sofa more than actively playing it on the field. This fact was the inspiration for Lazy football, the symbol of my unstoppable passion for football, designed in a new comfortable home version. “
Again, we have something that, independently, might have nothing to do with athletics, but does recall the coloration of a ping-ping (or table tennis, depending on your preference) table as well as its flexible fold-up nature. And the model is a hint too – not dressed in high style, but suited up instead in tight athletic clothing and hinting at a rather active lifestyle.
“Sosia could be two chairs, but also a sofa or a small sheltered bed, but it could also represent the metaphor of a living room because of its extreme formal reduction and composition: Sosia is all this and much more. It’s a dynamic object ready to adapt to the different situations that everyday life brings. “