Take a look at these experimental yoga designs for Milan Design Week. Outdoor Voices and Visibility worked together to create a set of yoga props and fitness equipment for the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in Milan. Playing with form, colour and material, 5 objects were created using natural materials including wood, cork, and natural felt. The intent behind creating these objects was to bring warmth to fitness equipment, which often times comes across sterile or unconsidered. The props are also designed in a way to encourage use of objects both within and outside the realms of yoga and fitness. Included in the set: a resistance band, black wood yoga block, triangular cork block, wood roller and a felt mat.
I like the minimal approach to design and organic materials used for these products, as I definitely see a gap within the yoga and fitness industry for more products such as these. All these props may not be completely functional, but it does open the dialogue for new design within the yoga world. What do you think about these experimental yoga design props?
Photography via Visibility