Tree house meets bird house, with a dash of hammock thrown into the mix. While it is not large enough to house the amenities of a true tree home, it is certainly a step up from a simple outdoor couch, sun lounge or recliner – and can be hung at a variety of heights.
The resemblance goes more than skin deep, with a woven wood-like structure that parallels the way in which nests are built in nature. ?The result is a semi-enclosed, seclusion-granting space to relax that nonetheless breathes (though, to do so, sacrifices potential rain protection).
Almost as neat as the organic design by Dedon itself are the suggested implementations. Some are a bit fanciful, but others seem realistic assuming you have access to a large and sturdy tree. Not that you necessarily have to hang it, but it clearly is much more successful as a suspended structure.
Finally, the main frames come in a few colors including white and a more natural-looking brown, while the cushions are available in a variety of patterns, textures and materials including acrylic, leather and polyester … how these will weather the outdoors, though, is another question.
“With its eye-catching organic form, the NESTREST hanging lounger by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety has already established itself as an icon of contemporary design. But its real appeal lies in the supreme comfort and cocoon-like feeling of protection it affords. A suspended sanctuary, rocking to and fro with the breeze, NESTREST is that special, secluded place you’ve always dreamed of.”
“Pouzet, a longtime collaborator of DEDON design partner Jean-Marie Massaud, took inspiration from shapes, textures and colors found in nature, in particular the sophisticated design of certain bird nests he encountered in Central America. Built around an aluminum tube frame, NESTREST weighs a mere 100kg. Its specially developed DEDON Fiber, four centimeters wide, guarantees a sturdy weave that’s open, breathable and private, allowing those within to look out while preventing outsiders from seeing in.”
“NESTREST comes with a comfy circular mattress and a luxurious array of smaller cushions. Hang it from a tree or other support by means of its ingenious system of ropes, or choose the free-standing version for easy placement anywhere. Either way, NESTREST creates what Pouzet describes as a “secret hiding place” fit for a modern-day garden: “An experience of nature and friendship and a perfect expression of DEDON’s open-air lifestyle.”