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6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 18, 2012 @ 4:43 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment

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DEDON’s Zero Waste Nest Rest is Made From a Recyclable Synthetic Resin Fiber [1]

Made from an innovative eco-lux material that is recyclable, non-toxic and weatherproof, DEDON’s [2] Nest Rest is the perfect cocoon for snuggling in the wild. Designed by Daniel Puzet [3] and Fred Frety, its production implies zero waste [4], as every little scrap gets sold or recycled back to make a new product.

 

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Freyja Sewell’s Warm Hush is Made From Biodegradable Felt [5]

Made from thick grey felt [6] that is biodegradable, soft and very warm, Freyja Sewell [7]‘s Hush pod was designed for retreating from the world within public spaces. A hiding space, seat and bed all in one, Sewell’s design offers a quiet, dark, soft, and natural place to take a break from the stresses of daily life and other people.

 

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Victoria University of Wellington’s Rocking Cradle is Made From Cold-bent Plywood [8]

Made from cold-bent plywood and designed by a group of people within the Victoria University of Wellington, cradle is a rocking cocoon for giving autistic [9] people a space to calm-down through movement. Safe, comfortable and flat-pack, the cleverly-designed Cradle [10] is a home within a home.

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Martin Azua’s Cubic Basic House is Made From Recyclable Golden Polyester [11]

Made from brilliant recyclable polyester and designed by Spanish Martin Azua [12], Basic House is a self-inflating shelter that fits in your pocket. As soon as the material interacts with body temperature or the heat from the sun, the prefab home [13] takes the shape of a glowing cube for snuggling inside, anywhere you want to take it.

 

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Berta Riera Pomes’ Spherical Iglu is Made From Biodegradable Rattan [14]

Made from plant fibers rattan [15] and designed by Berta Riera Pomes [16] and Yunwei Zhu, Iglu is a cute woven shelter that offers a natural space in which to hide. Eco-friendly, biodegradable and breathable, Iglu is delicately handmade and is sure rock your world.

 

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Porky Hefer’s Hand-knitted Human Nests are Made From Bark and Branches [17]

Made entirely from local compostable materials like wood, bark and branches, Cape Town-based Porky Hefer’s [18] Nests are inspired by weaverbirds [19]‘ nests but made for humans. Weather they are hanging from a branch or placed on stilts, Hefer’s natural pods are the perfect cozy cocoons to retreat from the world.


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[1] DEDON’s Zero Waste Nest Rest is Made From a Recyclable Synthetic Resin Fiber: http://inhabitat.com/dedons-zero-waste-nest-rest-is-a-woven-cocoon-for-snuggling-in-the-wild/

[2] DEDON’s: http://www.dedon.de/en/

[3] Daniel Puzet: http://www.danielpouzet.com/

[4] zero waste: http://inhabitat.com/zero-waste-vegetable-packaging-you-can-also-plant/

[5] Freyja Sewell’s Warm Hush is Made From Biodegradable Felt: http://inhabitat.com/hush-pod-a-cozy-private-retreat-for-public-spaces/

[6] felt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt

[7] Freyja Sewell: http://www.freyjasewell.co.uk/

[8] Victoria University of Wellington’s Rocking Cradle is Made From Cold-bent Plywood: http://inhabitat.com/cradle-is-a-flat-pack-chair-designed-specifically-for-autistic-people/

[9] autistic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism

[10] Cradle: http://synergy341.tumblr.com/

[11] Martin Azua’s Cubic Basic House is Made From Recyclable Golden Polyester: http://inhabitat.com/basic-house-is-a-golden-self-inflating-home-that-fits-in-your-pocket/

[12] Martin Azua: http://www.martinazua.com/eng/downloads/basic-house-2/

[13] prefab home: http://inhabitat.com/bubbletree-clear-prefab-bubble-tents-for-romantic-exhibitionism-in-the-wild/

[14] Berta Riera Pomes’ Spherical Iglu is Made From Biodegradable Rattan: http://inhabitat.com/biodegradable-rattan-iglu-by-berta-riera-pomes-and-yunwei-zhu/

[15] rattan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattan

[16] Berta Riera Pomes: http://www.bertariera.net/

[17] Porky Hefer’s Hand-knitted Human Nests are Made From Bark and Branches: http://inhabitat.com/animal-farms-cozy-human-nests-hang-from-the-treetops/

[18] Porky Hefer’s: http://www.animal-farmacy.blogspot.com.ar/

[19] weaverbirds: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/weaver_bird.aspx

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