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Active Furniture, a project by Spanish designers Virginia Pol, Ferran Lajara and Cristina Guardiola, uses counter-intuitive design as an antidote to our increasingly sedentary lives. They require a level of exertion on the user's part to function, like the too-high coat hanger, which has climbing holds imbedded into the wall to reach it.
Why it matters
As our lives become increasingly sedentary, brands are promoting their products beyond purely functional roles to ones that benefit consumer wellbeing. How can other house and home brands start contributing to these bigger roles in consumers’ lives, such as health, mind and mood?
Ikea has created a social network that encourages all home lovers to share photos of their homes.
UntoThisLast is a local craftsman workshop which produces handmade furniture at mass-production prices. A huge range of furniture and accessories can be customised and produced on demand, thanks to 3D software and CNC machines.