Designers Andrew Greenbaum and Ian Felton of Pom Pom just served 2018 exactly what it deserves—a pink inflatable coffin. We caught wind of the satirical twist on the designer pool floatie trend yesterday morning, and put it to the Instagram poll test, which revealed many people are interested in the product.
It ain't cheap at $120 a pop, but rest assured, your crippling social anxiety and sunscreen reliant skin will thank you. The materials used for the float are broad spectrum UV proof—practical for both myself and my fellow redheads.
If you're concerned this is a campaign that won't deliver, don't be. Greenbaum and Felton reassure that, "At the end of the day...it's an inflatable pink coffin. You can trust us."
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Greenbaum and Felton are SCAD grads that began working together on side projects during their time in school. After graduation, Greenbaumworked as a custom lighting designer and office space interiors designer, and Felton worked as a high end custom furniture designer for private residential projects.
Both designers still work on their own separate projects, but they're excited to collaborate once again with Pom Pom. "We really just wanted an outlet," says Felton. "An outlet for weird ideas—satire, comedy, and strangeness. We also wanted to design objects that could ultimately fall between the lines of commercial object and art—taken with a huge grain of Himalayan salt. We've got a lot more ideas for Pom Pom, so this is definitely not a one trick Pony."
Emily is a freelance writer based in NYC with an interest in all things design, specifically the design process. When she's not writing about design, Emily can either be found taking care of her 31 houseplants, going on "nature" walks in her neighborhood or studying Japanese. Before going freelance, Emily was an Editor at Core77.