Our instinct for survival in these tumultuous times has led to a strong desire to create protective, cocooning spaces that enhance well-being and contentment. We see this emerging strongly in outdoor furniture trends– the design of safe havens that allow us to quietly retreat into the inner sanctums of our mind, providing freedom to luxuriate, relax and rejuvenate.
Uber-cool furniture brand Dedon has teamed up with renowned designer Philippe Starck to bring you Play – a chic lounge chair in woven construction. Designed to encourage your playful side, with its funky egg shape, this cozy cocoon shelters and embraces you. From the outside, a cool understated gray exterior makes way for a vibrant orange interior, lined with luxurious cushions for contemporary comfort.
Kenneth Cobonpue’s Lolah Daybed employs a technique similar to boatbuilding using a weave of rattan poles, nails and nylon wire to create this soft and sensuous retreat. The inclusion of white curtains can provide welcomed privacy.
The Wave is an inventive outdoor hammock from Belgian company Royal Botania. Designed by Swedish designers Erik Nyberg and Gustav Strom, this luxury hammock is destined to become a favorite place to dwell, a protective space where you can leave your troubles behind. Elegantly holding itself on one leg it looks like it’s about to fall … causing great curiosity and a unique feel of the unexpected … yet it proves to provide a cozy atmosphere for the person inside.
NestRest, from Dedon Collections, is an over-sized bird’s nest that offers a secluded, suspended sanctuary and unusual meeting place: it’s the perfect place for relaxation, meditation and open-air conversations.
Another wonderful little nest to tuck yourself into. This Asian meets Contemporary Sampan Daybed is the ultimate in luxury and beckons you to to curl up with a book, take an afternoon nap, or just lounge and daydream.