Four Anthropomorphic Furnishings

Whether for comfort, function, beauty, or humor, these four pieces of furniture are shaped like the body in one way or another...

1 Architect Santiago Calatrava's anthropomorphic table of glass and metal. Image: Leonardo Bezzola
2 the Bouloum Lounge, which most Apartment Therapy readers found "not hot" in this Hot or Not Survey
3 Tanya AguiƱiga's Embrace Lounge
4 your own little patch of grass: Eternit's human-shaped planter

Why do we create designs that mimic our own human form? Sure, sometimes it's for ergonomics, but more often we think it's purely for the appearance. Do we more closely relate to or empathize with anthropomorphic forms that are similar to our to our own bodies?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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