Nanna Kiil modelled the Flesh Chair on an obese body. "The shape is inspired by overweight humans," she told Dezeen. "I wanted to work with that aesthetic in a positive way."
She used memory foam covered in a light pink textile to create the flabby appearance of the armchair. A wrinkled breed of dog was also taken as a reference when forming the folds and creases. "I was really inspired by the shar pei dog, where the fat is something I find really attractive," said Kiil.
The foam was scrunched and wrinkled around a metal frame then sewn together along the edges. Wooden appendages are attached to the end of the frame and poke from the lumpy material to imitate hands and feet.
Kiil designed the chair during a five-week project while studying at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design.
It is on show along with a selection of student work in the Greenhouse section of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, which continues until 8 February.
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