Dutch designer and illustrator Noortje de Keijzer has designed a life-sized knitted body pillow in the shape of a man.

Keijzer's "My Knitted Boyfriend" project consists of two different oversized cushions, "Artur" and "Steve." And to help you "personalize your man," the pillows come with a number of accessories, including knitted moustaches, glasses, watches, bow-ties, and even tattoos. There's also an illustrated book to show you what you can do with your knitted companion.

Keijzer had her mother and grandmother hand-knit the body pillow. The time had come, she says, for a man in her life. "I could say that's a joke, but it is partly true."


She describes the project like this:

My Knitted Boyfriend is a cushion with a story. A cushion with a personality. A cushion to kiss! Or, well… to cuddle, to caress, to hug, and to smile with. Because this man is always happy. And he is flexible as well. He will have a mustache if you prefer mustaches. He will wear glasses if you prefer glasses. He likes to sit on your floor, on your couch or at you dinner table. But most of all he likes to lay down next to you in bed. With your head on his chest and his arms wrapped around you. This way you will never feel alone ever again. With this man you can be sure, he will never leave you.


Photos by anne dokter at studio IJM.

Via Design Boom.