A mat and cushion to make eating when laying on the floor comfortable and hygienic.

As society changes, so to do the products we surround ourself with. In the living room, the trend is for increasing comfort and informality. As Benjamin Highmore says in The Great Indoors,

"something has changed in the living rooms of the British houses: a sense of informality has invaded"

Incline is part of that trend. No longer do we even need the structure of tables and sofa's, we can lounge, slob out, eat and relax intuitively on ergonomically shaped cushions.

These particular shapes came out of the desire to eat comfortably while laying on the floor. Laying on the floor gives you a different view and is an intuitive way to explore your own house. It quickly becomes uncomfortable though, putting a lot of pressure on your elbows. The Incline cushion relieves that pressure and supports your upper body. The mat enables eating on the floor to be hygienic, as well as protecting floors from spills. The eatware here is designed with a flat side, so it can go right up to the edge of the mat and closer to you. 

This product was made as part of the project LONEEATERS. With it's twin Nessle, you can eat in different body positions, and locations, around the house. They become the props by which you can develop your own habits of solitary dining.

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Upholstered by Studio Stelt.

Fabric sponsored by Kvadrat.

Ceramics and silicon mat self-made.

Model: Bernhard Lenger

Eatware: tableware designed for situations other than a hard, flat table

Loneeater: anyone who eats alone as a conscious act

© Sarah Hutchinson 2014