Soft Hercules by FAT

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Architects Fashion Architecture Taste have produced a stool with a seat in the form of a bust of Hercules cast in foam rubber.

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The stool was commissioned for From Now to Eternity, an exploration of designers' use of plastic that opened in London last week.

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More details of the exhibition in our earlier story. See FAT's new Heroes of the Invisible vase in our earlier story.

Here's an explanation from FAT:

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'Soft Hercules' is a stool cast from foam rubber – the soft squishy stuff that is usually used to make stress balls.

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The bust of Hercules, usually something solid both in its material and the culture it represents becomes unexpectedly soft, deforming a recognizable object into stranger shapes when it is sat on. It uses the plasticity of rubber to suggest a more uncertain and doubtful state.

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  • capucine

    it’s perfectly too much, i like it.

  • reality check

    the legs are lame. otherwise it’s kinda cool.

  • http://dorianmaine.tumblr.com dorian maine

    I would never own it, nor hope to see it in my presence, but it is a great piece. How can you knock something that generates such buzz.