Monday, April 27, 2009

wave hammock-parasol

. Monday, April 27, 2009

designed by erik nyberg and gustav strom
leave your troubles behind, and be overwhelmed by a wave of wellness. wave will become your favorite place to dwell; hovering halfway between heaven and earth, while simply doing nothing…

wave consists of electro-polished stainless steel and perforated fabric, one type for the upper roof section, and another for the lying section. wave stands on a single point, giving it its unique floating impression, but the construction can withstand strong forces from people, weather, and wind. the idea is to convey the feeling of lying underneath the canopy of a tree and surrounded by a defined, natural space. gently enveloped, one can choose to swing slowly or simply enjoy the serenity.

europe’s major design fair, maison&objet outdoor/indoor, offered a specially arranged space at the show in paris due to the fact that they, as many others, considered wave unique in the world. it is seen as a category of its own – neither a hammock, a sun chair, nor a parasol. it is an artwork that combines functionality with beauty and elegance, and those who see it seem immediately inspired to own one.