Furniture that looks like giant sweets
by Matthias Borowski

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Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Matthias Borowski has created a range of furniture that resembles oversized confectionary (+ slideshow).

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

Matthias Borowski, one half of studio Kollektiv Plus Zwei, designed the collection of candy-like objects that can be used as seats and tables for his thesis, titled The Importance of the Obvious.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

"I made objects looking like sweets to trigger all of our five senses," Borowski told Dezeen.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

Borowski experimented with a range of materials before he achieved the sugary effect.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

He found that plastics could be manipulated and layered up to create the different patterns found in sweets. Also the artificial look of the material provided an apt analogy for the synthetic additives that go into confectionary.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

"When I researched candies I realised the material [they are made from] is often very artificial and plastic is in my opinion a good equivalent," Borowski said.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

He also integrated other materials into the items to create the effects of nutty nougat and hard-boiled treats. "For the nougat object I used resin and wood, and for the layered candy I used transparent resin with colour pigments," said the designer.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

One seat looks like an arctic roll, a stool is formed like a Liquorice Allsort and a bench resembles an ice cream finger covered in sugar sprinkles.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

Borowski completed the project for his Master thesis as part of the Contextual Design course at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Importance of the Obvious furniture that looks like sweets by Matthias Borowski

Although these items can't be eaten, earlier this year we published a series of edible furniture that included a coffee table topped with a giant hard-boiled sweet and a white chocolate chair.

Furniture that looks like sweets The Importance of the Obvious by Matthias Borowski

  • G

    I love it.

  • John Candy

    Tasty.

  • Benoit Balz

    Can’t be eaten? It certainly cannot. Because it contains all those nasty, toxic resins that will pollute the earth for eternity. What are these people thinking when “designing” objects with this frivolous, ignorant, toxicity?

  • patti

    Yumyum.

  • http://www.mathewporter.co.uk/ Mathew Porter

    I think that we would walk around hungry with any pieces like this in our offices!

  • NotUnderwhelmed

    I want to take a bite out of those nougat stools.