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Porky Hefer’s over-sized cuddly lounge chairs

Oversized bean bags and hanging chairs in the shape of endangered animal species are the latest from South African artist Porky Hefer — and the cuddliest intersection of art and environmental sustainability we’ve seen in a while. The tactile, larger-than-life sculptures (and seating pods) are made of eco-friendly, recycled materials, and are handcrafted by artisans in Cape Town.

They are celebrity-endorsed, too: the giant animals were presented at Design Miami/Basel in June as part of an exhibition commissioned by art consultancy SFA Advisory to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), the actor’s environmental non-profit, with 25% of their sales proceeds going towards the promotion of LDF wildlife conservation programs.

Image: Southern Guild and SFA Advisory

Original article: http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/luxury-wish-list-2018/index.html