31 March 2014

Design Blog : Hang Out Redefined

Erik Nyberg and Gustav Ström designed this floating hammock with a wave-shaped sun shield that offers protection from harmful rays, and maintains high style and comfort. The WAVE is engineered to stand solidly on a single point, making it appear to be floating, but the stainless steel is more than strong enough to support two adults. The semi-transparent canopy fabric is engineered to block 86% of the sun’s rays. That's impressive! 
WAVE by Erik Nyberg and Gustav Ström
Hammocks have come a long way since pre-Columbian natives in South America wove together sheets from the bark of a Hamack tree and strung them up between two poles. Hammocks today are stylishly designed, scientifically engineered and, much more comfortable than lying on bark ever was.

This bohemian hammock was designed by Ieva Laurina, a Latvian designer living in Netherlands. I love its languid almost sculptural design, and the movement of its free flowing form.

The Flex Hammock by Adam Cornish
Made of plywood and rubber, supported by steel cables, it operates like a human spinal column, maximized for comfort and stability.  The Flex Hammock, designed by Adam Cornish for Box and Dice of Sydney was a runner-up for the 2009 Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, a generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg (1895–1982), a former Secretary of the National Gallery of Victoria Felton Bequests’ Committee. This award is arguably the most prestigious offered to a contemporary designer in Australia
The next best thing to mother's arms

100% organic hammock for newborns by Hushamok. The soothing motion provided by the modern swing relaxes little ones naturally. The Hushamok Baby Hammock is an early development product designed for newborn sleep up to approximately 6 months or a maximum weight of 22 pounds. For best results Hushamok recommends using the product from birth. 
Luxe Leather by Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola’s luxurious leather hammock would fit in beautifully with my living room furniture.
Siesta by Emanuele Magini
French designer Emanuele Magini's casual outdoor bench hammock called Siesta was exhibited at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2011 in Milan. The Siesta is a cute hammock that keeps pays homage to iconic design of an outdoor park bench.
The WHITE Installation
Architecture students at the California Polytechnic State University filled a 416 square-foot gallery space with this massive hammock made from recycled plastic.  The WHITE project was realized collaboratively by 20 students at the California Polytechnic State University, who fabricated and installed it in just five days. The woven installation is a solution to providing students and faculty a setting to not only read about our projects, but also to enjoy the space,” the group said. Just like a good hammock should! 

Which is your favorite hammock from today's design blog? Where do you like to hang out? Tell us in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook

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