Lounging Large: Koala 45 Oversized Hammock Bed

Lay back, relax and maybe catch a nap – with eight of your closest friends – in the adult equivalent of a children’s fort.  The Koala 45 by Belgian design group Stal Collectief is an oversized hammock that provides an open-air relaxation and hangout space on brightly-colored fabric stretched across a wooden frame.

Held together with twelve bolts, the Koala 45 elevates a comfy lounging surface about four feet above the ground. The canopy includes an open area enabling pendant lights to be dropped inside. Pictured is Stal Collectief’s Zwol pendant, a modern twist on the industrial caged trouble light.

A private residence would certainly require an oversized living room to match the proportions of this highly unusual bed, but it would fit right into many modern office environments. It’s easy to imagine the Koala 45 nestled into a corner of Google’s headquarters, for example, offering a place for employees to refresh themselves and do some creative thinking.

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