Preview Maison et Objet: Chilling and Hanging Out in the Garden or Indoors

September 2, 2012 by

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. 


  1. Catherine Wachs said:

    This looks like kid heaven.

    — September 3, 2012 @ 21:13

  2. Steamtherapy said:

    We are all about relaxation and simply can’t imagine a cozier place to relax with a book. Thank you for sharing!

    — September 6, 2012 @ 12:09

  3. Hassan Bukhari said:

    I loved it, from where I can buy this.

    — September 6, 2012 @ 18:57

  4. Joy @ Cheapsheds said:

    Wow! It is indeed cool. It looks like a cocoon. I really like it. I wonder how much it cost. Nice feature.

    — September 10, 2012 @ 12:43

  5. said:

    Good job. All of them are useful.

    — September 10, 2012 @ 16:53

  6. paulaj said:

    It is a kid heaven, as somebody coined. My adult heaven is more about classy upholstery

    — September 11, 2012 @ 12:12

  7. vera said:

    Looks fantastic, and so comfortable

    Were can I buy them from?

    — October 1, 2012 @ 09:35

  8. for earngain said:

    It is great to have the opportunity to read a good quality article with useful information on topics that plenty are interested on.I concur with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your future updates

    — October 6, 2012 @ 06:32

  9. dottie lloyd said:

    omg my cats would love to sleep in one of these..

    — November 1, 2012 @ 09:03

  10. W.L. Sakowski said:

    Great ideas. Thanks for all of them!

    — April 15, 2013 @ 16:17

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