September 2, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
A blend of hammock, swing, hanging garden chair, teepee with a bit of bird nest, Cacoon is a new way to hang out and chill in the garden, on the patio, or in your living room. And it’s easy to bring with you or move from spot to spot: A single Cacoon packs down to a less than 20cm x 70cm (around 8 x 31 inches), and it’s as easy to hang as it is to hang out in.
Handmade from high performance, all weather acrylic canvas by the same folks who’ve created the sails of ocean-going yachts, Cacoon is safe, strong and weatherproof in the face of wind, rain, and the sun’s hot rays. Happy to hang inside or out, it’s light and small enough to carry yet big enough to share.
Inspiration struck the makers, Nick and Sarah, one day when they were out walking and came upon a colony of weaver birds busy building their woven hanging nests. By combining their furniture making expertise with complex sail cloth technology, Cacoon was born.
Come back for more! Urban Gardens will be reporting back from Paris at the international design show Maison et Objet Outdoor/Indoor beginning September 7.