No, Sweat! furniture combines workspace with workout

Talk about good timing. Vancouver designer Darryl Agawin makes a splash in Mocoloco with No, Sweat!, a line of furniture designed to combine workout and workspace furniture, and the New York Times comes out with the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that looks like it was made for Darryl's designs. It even looks like him in the illustrations, sort of.

© New York Times

Darryl writes:

When design No, Sweat!, first hand research was used to establish a working baseline; exploring various exercise disciplines, finding the similarity between various forms. These forms were then dissected and rearranged into a workspace configuration.

He should know; he is not only a product designer, but a medical student who "decided to combine his love for design with his knowledge of the human body."

© Darryl Agawin/ photo credit MarkStokoe

The New York Times describes:

12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.

They were made for each other.

© Darryl Agawin/ Photo credit Mark Stokoe

If you are wondering about the style of Darryl's furniture, it is reminiscent of Ettore Sottsass' work of the 80s:

In the same fashion that the 1980s Memphis style design was a postmodern response to Bauhaus’ Form follows function, No, Sweat! proves that one does not need fancy, modern gym equipment in order to have a full body workout. No, Sweat! provides a mental and physical break from the work day and gets people moving.

No, Sweat! - teaser 2 from Darryl Agawin on Vimeo.

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