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Spanish artist SiiGii created an inflatable floating suit that can be used to keep wearers completely protected from the sun. Unlike some floatation devices that leave swimmers totally exposed to the elements, this wearable suit made of latex lets people float on the water, all the while enjoying total sun protection.
The Floating Above Limits suit is part of SiiGii’s collection called S.A.D: Sun Allergy Diaries, which addresses the fact that some people experience a rare skin condition that makes them allergic to sun exposure. As the artist explains, "I grew up on the beach. At age 11, I developed an allergy to the sun which awakened a feeling of artificiality in me. Suddenly I had to start protecting myself from nature… in conflict with something considered so beautiful, nourishing and relaxing."
There are few things that can still make up for 2020, and this inflatable floating suit is definitely one of them. Titled Floating Above Limits, the creation is part of SiiGii’s wider collection S.A.D: Sun Allergy Diaries.
Made entirely of latex, the suit wraps around the head like a swimming cap to ensure maximum sun protection and features two main inflatable areas around the body and behind the head which allows the body to float perfectly.
“I grew up on the beach. At age 11, I developed an allergy to the sun which awakened a feeling of artificiality in me,” SiiGii, who was born in Spain, explained.
The inflatable floating suit is punctuated with three Boston valves to allow the wearer to inflate and deflate easily when required.
The all-white design is broken up by the shape of a black bathing suit, which wraps around the body. According to the artist, this element “frames the body” within its bulbous structure.