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.
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."
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.
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.