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Leather Dumbbell

「革らしさ」を生かしたプロダクト

Cause

Before, when men hunted beasts, they would compete over the size and strength of the game they had slain, and leather was a symbol of power. The design process considered how to capitalize on the message of leather.

Solution

This dumbbell is made from fine-quality leather attached to an iron base, sewn together in a characteristic way, so that the completed product is easy to grasp, resists slipping, and feels high quality. In addition, the texture that comes as the result after long use is meant to give off the impression that it is a spoil of war after the hunt. So that they can be used as interior decorations or as a collection, the shapes of the dumbbells correspond to weight: the triangular dumbbell weighs three kilograms, the pentagonal dumbbell weighs five, and the octagonal dumbbell weighs eight. The design of this product, meant to “temper” the physiques of modern humans, expresses leather’s original message.

Year
2015
Category
Product Design
Produce
Arata Oono
Design
Arata Oono / Daiki Douke
Modeling
Daiki Douke
Client
Self Project