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Resting Animals

Front, 2018


Resting Animals are the result of a recent research project by Front focussing on the close connection between humans and figurative objects. The design duo asked randomly selected people to identify the most emotionally enriching and meaningful objects in their lives. The majority of answers turned out to be animal figures that were perceived to have personalities, specific attributes or a shared history. Previous works by Front have been devoted to the systematic observation of how various animals sleep or hibernate.

This interest is now expressed in a group of slumbering creatures – Resting Animals – whose poses exude a serene tranquillity. The largest is a knit-covered bear that can be used as a stool, ottoman or backrest, for example. The smaller designs are decorative ceramic figures depicting a cat and two birds in different sizes. Resting Animals not only bring a touch of nature into the home; their peaceful presence goes beyond the visual to communicate a sense of contentment and companionship.

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Resting Bear
2D dataDWG, 23.53KBDownload
2D dataDXF, 26.87KBDownload
3D data3DS, 605.26KBDownload
3D dataDAE, 686.47KBDownload
3D dataDWG, 942.74KBDownload
3D dataDXF, 1003.36KBDownload
3D dataFBX, 683.23KBDownload
3D dataOBJ, 680.26KBDownload
3D dataSKP, 1.20MBDownload
Resting Bird
2D dataDWG, 171.92KBDownload
2D dataDXF, 196.97KBDownload
3D data3DS, 168.43KBDownload
3D dataDAE, 367.26KBDownload
3D dataDWG, 1.55MBDownload
3D dataDXF, 1.52MBDownload
3D dataFBX, 497.23KBDownload
3D dataOBJ, 502.71KBDownload
3D dataSKP, 1003.36KBDownload
Resting Cat
2D dataDWG, 46.87KBDownload
2D dataDXF, 54.28KBDownload
3D data3DS, 461.22KBDownload
3D dataDAE, 311.03KBDownload
3D dataDWG, 1.41MBDownload
3D dataDXF, 1.35MBDownload
3D dataFBX, 420.17KBDownload
3D dataOBJ, 453.47KBDownload
3D dataSKP, 855.49KBDownload
This product was designed by
Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren – both from Sweden – founded the Stockholm-based design studio Front in 2004. Known for their constant questioning of the design process, they have developed objects for major design brands across the world.
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