Lounging around in a giant nest might sound like something out of a fairy tale, but thanks to this eclectic design by Italian artist Gianni Ruffi, it can be reality. Italy-based Gufram just released this surreal, human-size nest called La Cova. Complete with two “egg” pillows, it isn’t just a piece of furniture, but a piece of art that lets you get away from it all.
La Cova comes with two eggs, like any good nest should, that act as pillows. The nest is made of polyurethane foam and finished with 100% cotton. It measures 2 meters in diameter and weighs about 80 kg (176 lb). The original piece was created back in 1972 by Gianni Ruffi, who was part of the Radical Design movement in Italy. It was auctioned for the record price of 100,000 Euros.
The iconic La Cova design has been re-invented with newer materials that combine craftsmanship know-how and newer industrial processes. The construction has also been updated with stretchable and extremely durable materials, the density of which provide excellent mechanical properties – especially in terms of elastic resilience.
Each version of the organic love nests are unique, thanks to the creation process – each one finished with thousands of pieces of cloth, all sewn by hand. La Cova appeared at the La Triennale di Milano for Milan Design Week 2017.
Images via Maria Novozhilova for Inhabitat and Gufram