Brussels-based designer Damien Gernay has created the Bloated Stool.
The idea originates from the image of a prominent belly, constrained by the belt, but still comfortable at it fills a round shape around it. This stool is a dialogue between a rigid structure and a flexible skin.
The bloated collection is made out of sheets of leather, filled with expanded foam.
No complicated moulds, and no seams are used in the production, the leather inflate in a natural way, making each piece unique.
Inflated leather, solid ash
L 26 x W 31 x H 51 cm
Project assistant : Maud Laurent