Being able to work-out without leaving the comfort of your home is ideal, but what isn’t so ideal is the unsightly aesthetic of the equipment that can become a permanent feature in the room.
PLAT is the solution to this problem; its designers recognized that conventional dumbbells lose their purpose when they are not in use. Integrated into the design is a second function, a desk clock. The dumbbell rests on a small, angular stand which features a digital clock on its face.
When the dumbbell is not in use it becomes a welcomed feature within the room; rather than being an eye-sore, it harmonizes with its surroundings while remaining functional. The carefully designed form ensures that it is still ergonomic while allowing for a visually interesting product. You’d be forgiving for thinking it was a sculpture as opposed to a piece of gym equipment!
Designers: Mun-mi Kang & Suyeon Hong