Let’s get physical, physical! Let me hear your body talk. What does physical excercise have to do with interior design, I hear you think? Well, remember the smell of leather, wood and sweat when you were still in school? Remember the gym class and the pommel horse? A hot trend in interior design is using gymnastics equipment as furniture. I first saw this trend in Hanover in December, and then again a few weeks ago in a store in Delft. My third encounter with a pommel horse was last Monday at IMM Cologne, the international furniture show. Three time is a charm…it’s a trend!
The vintage pommel horses, jump bocks and gym balls are often designs by Andreas Gröbel who restores and revamps the vintage pieces with e.g. snake skin leather and embellishments into stools, coffee tables or decorative pieces. What do you think? Would you buy a gym furniture piece for your home?