With its functional and utilitarian design, most people banish their exercise equipment to the garage or basement. I myself have a rowing machine that I need to hide away somewhere whenever I'm expecting company. If all exercise equipment were designed by Henriette Melchiorsen however, many house proud exercise freaks would be happy to have a combination living room and workout space .
Looking more like a beautiful modern sculpture for your mantle, her magnetic dumbbell design for the oddly named Menu, will compliment any modern interior beautifully. The main catch is that at a modest 35 ounces each, you're not exactly going to turn into Ahhh-nold very quickly.
At around $200 a pair, beauty like this doesn't exactly come cheap.