Outdoor furniture is becoming more divers and sometimes even ....political ... ? This award winning design was intended to help people trapped in towns stay connected with nature...
By Hong Daode this reclining chair upholstered with grass sod, Lawn Couch offers inhabitants of high-rise apartments the opportunity to lie on grass and feel closer to nature.
Being close to nature is an intrinsic part of human nature. However, as an increasing proportion of the populations of cities live in high-rise apartments, people may find it difficult to enjoy nature. Designed with such dense urban environments in mind, Lawn Couch is a reclining chair upholstered with grass sod. The intention is to offer inhabitants of high-rise apartments the opportunity to lie on grass and feel closer to nature. Being close to nature can create feelings of peace and comfort.
Lawn Couch is comprised of modules of decks (or planters) of grass sod, with a stand for adjusting the angle of recline. As a unit, these modules combine to form a comfortable couch. When the couch is not in use, it becomes a mobile indoor or outdoor lawn. This not only encourages a more relaxed environment, it also helps to generate oxygen for better air quality.
The user is able to plant flowers on the mobile lawn.
The bench has been designed using the simplest material and manufacturing process, with minimal material or production wastage. Each bench is made from a single metal sheet that is cut and bent to give it its three- dimensional expression. '