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Olympia
by Ulysse Martel and Candice Blanc

As each of us seeks physical perfection, the cult of the body and the will to make it attractive to all has become one of the challenges of our time.

In the near future, our progress in genetics will make these physical efforts superfluous. To highlight this idea, we offer a trio of free weights, a pair of push-up bars and a two-hand dumbbell. Their formal language close to the architectural challenge is made of lacquered steel. Left to rest, these dumbbells become genuine sculptures.

Designer: Ulysse Martel and Candice Blanc
Project: Olympia
Shortlisted for: Leisure design

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