At first this image had me a little confused and disturbed; what had they done to Cubebot? Well, as it turns out, something quite fabulous:
He’s been blown up to 20 times his usual size and turned into a crazy lounging piece of furniture. Cubebot creator David Weeks paired up with Tom Dixon to create the MOST SALON, which is explained as follows:
MOST is a new destination instigated by Tom Dixon which will turn the National Museum
of Science and Technology in Milan into an ambitious environment for innovation and culture.
MOST delivers a diverse group of leading global brands and young designers who will be located
in the extraordinary historic spaces of the museum. This collision of technology, culture and
design is set to be one of Milan’s highlights during Salone del Mobile 2012.
I find Cubebot to be one of the most photogenic little critters we have here on Design Public. First we had all those great shots of him in action around the house, and now they have created a Facebook page full of pictures of people lounging around on Cubebot.
Unfortunately, giant Cubebot is not available to those of us in the masses, but the cutie little Cubebots are. You can check them out here.
Have you been keeping track of all that’s going on during Milan’s Design Week? I’ve mostly been keeping up via designboom. If you head over there, be sure to check out Akihisa Hirata’s “Photosynthesis” and Paola Navone’s “The Secret Garden” installations. So far those are my favorites.