With a shape inspired by coral and covered in glowing tentacles that move, Florence Jaffrain's "Belly Love" looks more like a prop from Burning Man than a piece of furniture. Prioritizing a more sensual experience, the Paris-based designer lined the womb-like structure with a new photo-luminescent textile comprised of thousands of tiny soft bristles with essential oil-diffusing microcapsules.
The fabric cover "breathes" as well, cradling heads and bodies while encouraging you to attune your own breathing to its respiration. The upshot makes for an experience meant to feel more magical, "transporting us into the realm of poetry."
While currently only in prototype form at present, Belly Love is in a group exhibit in Paris through mid-February.