Four Anthropomorphic Furnishings

Four Anthropomorphic Furnishings

Regina Yunghans
May 28, 2009

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 Aguiñiga'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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