A Project By — VISIBILITY
Shapes Bundle, fitness-related objects designed by Visibility.
“For the Wallpaper* Handmade project in 2015, Visibility was partnered with Outdoor Voices, a recreational apparel brand based in New York. Together we found an exciting opportunity to play with form, color, and material, creating a family of five objects made of natural materials and intended for use both within and outside the realm of yoga. These fitness-related objects, commonly hidden away or relegated to a space outside of everyday living, seek to bring warmth to a domain that can often come across as sterile or unconsidered. Included in the set is a resistance band, a wood yoga block, a triangular cork block, a wood roller, and a felt mat.
The objects themselves employ a diversity of forms allowing for a variety of different exercises. They reference typical fitness products but leave the use cases pleasantly open, encouraging the user to find new ways to interact with them. The forms humbly fit together in a bundle, in a playful composition of materials and color, held together by a fabric resistance band. The dyed wooden block works similarly to typical yoga blocks, with a handle that has been added for carrying and performing additional poses. The birch roller is 12-sided with hole details on the side for carrying and for rolling. The cork triangular block has grooves for grip that fit comfortably in the hand. The mat is laminated from two different sheets of natural felt; the surface a softer felt for cushioning, and the bottom a harder felt for gripping the floor.” — Visibility