Ana Lisa

Hush Pod: A Cozy Private Retreat for Public Spaces

by , 07/25/11

Recycling / Compost,Green Resources,Green Products,Green Materials,green Interiors,Green Design Events,green furniture,sheep wool,biodegradable felt,felt cocoon,new designers 2011,british design,brighton university,private space,public space

A place to hide, a warm cocoon, a biodegradable space, a felt pod… Hush is all of these things and more. Designed by University of Brighton graduate Freyja Sewell, Hush is a snuggly pod that offers a quiet place to hide and escape. Hand-sewn from biodegradable local grey felt, this object-space is a private micro retreat that can be set up practically anywhere.

Recycling / Compost,Green Resources,Green Products,Green Materials,green Interiors,Green Design Events,green furniture,sheep wool,biodegradable felt,felt cocoon,new designers 2011,british design,brighton university,private space,public space

In a world with an increasingly virtual connection between humans, where the majority of us have a public online profile, with CCTV cameras everywhere and new social networks sprouting all the time, it is nice – and healthy – to sometimes withdraw from it all. Spotted by Inhabitat at the latest New Designers Show in London, Hush 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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14 Comments

  1. Denise Morris March 24, 2013 at 4:36 am

    How much do these cost? Are they waterproof? Who sells them in the US?

  2. bsme1995 January 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    How do I get one?!?!?

  3. Ana Lisa Ana Lisa Alperovich January 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for all the comments, you can get in touch with the designer-maker at freyja@freyjasewell.co.uk or cat@freyjasewell.co.uk
    http://www.freyjasewell.co.uk/

  4. 216stitches December 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Shut up and take my money!

  5. Kimmo Hokkanen December 13, 2012 at 4:05 am

    For those wanting to buy one, check the crowdfunding for making a commercial product of the design here: http://www.rockthepost.com/posts/view/1436/HUSH-from-prototype-to-product

  6. Kathy Coady January 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I am interested in purchasing a felt pod. How much are they and can it be shipped to the US? What is the lead time to receive one?

  7. mishogool November 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    How much?
    Where can I buy?
    If anyone knows please write me at email mishogool@abv.bg

  8. Anavi October 1, 2011 at 2:12 am

    If anyone knows where to get this PLEASE email me at imuchacha@yahoo.com. I really could use this for the crazy long hours at several airports 2 weeks from now!

  9. forma-techqld@bigpond.com September 2, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Please let me know where these are available
    Thanks Diane

  10. artires August 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    How much?
    Where can I buy?
    If anyone knows please write to box1410@yandex.ru

  11. bubble July 31, 2011 at 11:48 am

    this is awesome!! I want one!!

  12. chrissmith181 July 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love this design! As a graduate student I would love this in our college! Sometimes it’s nice to completely withdraw from everything, but to be able to seperate yuorself while still being in a public space would be great for stress!

  13. BrodyShores July 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Amazing IDEA! I wasn’t introduced to private retreats for public spaces until I started school at SCAD. In the hub we have two clunky, plastic lounge chairs with hoods so you can shut the rest of the world out as you take a quick cat nap between classes. They are oversized, clunky, and definetly not sustainable.
    You have truly created a product that is going to do so well! I can see these in sheek office spaces, or airports!
    Look forward to following your product!

  14. dredmil78 July 27, 2011 at 9:35 am

    how much is it? i want to own one !

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