Friday, January 7, 2011

N° 1 - Carpeted Bathroom Scales

... and the winner of my TOP FIVE is a pair of bathroom scales covered in carpet! 
As you can see they are by far not a normal pair of scales but a perfect result of function and design. I think it is wonderful to have the soft, warm, and non slip surface to stand on when you are weighing yourself. It is also quite original to have the possibility of seeing the needle go round the dial, which in turn, takes up a whole three sides of the scales. This has the strange effect on me of trying to make the needle go further round like the "test your strength" machine at the fairground! It would be a good idea to review the design concept of these scales, they would be a sure hit in the gimmicky world in which we live. I obviously searched the net for bathroom scales which touched on this concept, but I found nothing.

They were Made in France by Terraillon, have a patent dated 1979, and are in perfect working order. They measure 34cm by 34cm, and stand 9cm high, quite a monument to have in your bathroom but well worth the comfort. I also have the original box (very dusty) which claims "avec lecture panoramique", and shows three other available colours. This makes the find even more interesting. 

Unlike all the other TOP FIVE objects which I will be keeping for various reasons, I'm afraid I don't have room to keep these scales in my bathroom. So I think they will eventually end up on Ebay... any offers?

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