People are more likely to buy camera-ready clothes instead of comfortable clothes, camera-ready envelope bag instead of useful tote bag, camera-ready chair instead of ergonomic chair. Fed up with the appearance bullying everywhere, Lava LUO the designer decided to make his statement against Lookism with Grado through this Belly Lounge Chair.
As the first “buzz-word” you might think of when it comes to Lookism, body-shaming has included criticisms and judgement of both being “too fat” and “too skinny”. Leaning back on the Belly Lounge Chair with exaggeratedly ‘chubby-belly’ seat and sickly ‘skinny-legs’ means pressing on the shaming jokes with your own weight and strength.
Through this furniture design, Lava was showing his opinion that the comfort of self-esteem and softness of self-love are much more important than the conventional notions of beauty.