When he's not finding ways to get you drunk in mere seconds, Philippe Starck spends his time designing some of the most beautiful everyday objects we've ever seen. From juicers, to hard drives, to now a set of stunning fitness gear including free weights and jump ropes.
Created for Italian brand Alias, the HGO collection—which stands for 'home', 'office', and 'gym'—also includes a tall rack designed to store the hollow sets of one and two kilogram free weights. And a luxurious folding mat with a leather finish that most users would probably be worried about sweating on.
Who worked with Starcke on the design?
There are a host of functional requirements and it would be interesting to know the experience behind his design.
For example, his free weights look extremely smooth.
Is that what you really want when you are sweating and holding a heavy weight above your head or doing a chest press? You want non-skid. (The ones they appear to show are very light but I assume they will have more)
So it remains to be seen whether Starcke's designs are of any significance.