27 June 2010

Meritalia strikes again

The name of this chair is Origine du Monde, Maybe!


It's upholstered in memory foam and promises to provide a "near uterine sensuality." The Origine du Monde, Maybe! was designed by Italo Rota for Meritalia. I think it's safe to say that theirs is the first time such a promise was made by a piece of furniture. Maybe I'm not in the target market, but near uterine sensuality doesn't land real well over here. Whattya think?

13 comments:

  1. "near uterine sensuality" - I have my next post title, subject to be determined.

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  2. Well it sure is ballsy. Or should I say ovarian?

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  3. I gave birth to my first child in a room painted a colour I can only describe as 'womb pink'. It's the colour I see on that pair of cushions. So perhaps he's right about the uterine sensuality. Not that the sensations I had at the time were particularly comfortable. Maybe the chair contracts and grunts when you sit in it?

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  4. Maybe when you try to get up out of the chair it starts to contract and it expels you from itself.

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  5. No that's not NEAR uterine, that's just way too close to any uterine experience i want to have.

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  6. Well I guess this chair is meant to be a safe spot where one can assume the fetal position.

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  7. Whereas I think that chair's shape looks interesting for a good reading chair (I need somewhere I can sit for four hours or so while I devour my most recent literary discoveries).. I'm not so sure about the whole "uterine sensuality" thing. And the colour is BLECH.

    I don't think that I've ever known anyone to express the opinion that a uterus was "sensual".. that's rather creepy when you think about it. Maybe a poor translation?

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  8. Chalking it up to a bad translation definitely makes it easier to accept. Good call.

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  9. WHY DOES IT HAVE BOWS???!!!!

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  10. The bows are what make it feminine. If they weren't there everyone would be confused and there would be rioting in the streets.

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  11. No comment. Sometimes things are better left unsaid. -Brenda-

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  12. Oh come on, you know you're dying to say something.

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  13. Don't encourage me Paul. :) -Brenda-

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