Design News: Gym Class Heroes
At school, due to having the hand/eye co-ordination of a blindfolded drunk, I never exactly excelled at sports. I was, however, rather good at design. If only I’d worked harder in Tech and invented this fantastically innovative range of furniture, using upcycled gymnasium flooring planks, maybe I would have earned enough cred with the netball team to avoid being picked last every time (sigh…)
The handiwork of Mater Gymnasium by Soren Rose, these Danish design pieces mimic the graphic lines and simple silhouettes of the gym court to form a range of cabinets and sideboards in both a slick modern and (my favourite, below) a rougher, vintage finish.
If you’re more of a traditional type and believe your flooring should remain underfoot, however, cast your eyes over this fantastically out-of-context gym flooring laid in this church conversion apartment.
Whilst the flooring itself isn’t for sale (this is actually a location house rented out for shoots), vintage emporium extraordinaire Retrouvious sell old school workbenches (complete with ‘I heart Elvis’-esque original graffiti) which can be laid as extra-wide flooring planks or used as kitchen worktops.