With our modern lives and routines, it can get quite difficult to spend a bit of time in nature. We find ourselves surrounded by screens almost all the time, consuming tech has become the norm, and immersing in nature is a rarity. This is quite sad, but for those of you who want to incorporate a bit of green in your homes, and interact with nature on a day-to-day basis without having to veer off into a forest, then the Green Hideaway chair is the right design for you. The Green Hideaway Chair is a super interesting furniture design that is a must-have for DIY and nature lovers!
Designer: Front/, HORNBACH and HeimatTBWA\
Designed by Stockholm-based studio Front/ in collaboration with European DIY chain HORNBACH and its creative agency HeimatTBWA\, the Green Hideaway Chair is a DIY living plant chair that allows you to connect with nature in the comfort of your own home. It was recently added to the HORNBACH WERKSTÜCK series which attempts to democratize high-end designs, by enabling industry-leading designers and artists to collaborate and create innovative self-build projects.
If the word DIY intimidated you a little, then don’t let it, because the Green Hideaway Chair can be built by DIYers of all skill levels, since it comes along with an illustrated, step-by-step instructions, a template, and a complete list of materials and tools needed. So they basically have everything spelled out for you! The Green Hideaway Chair is inspired by the Swedish seat called ‘pinnstol’. First, the user needs to build the natural wooden frame, and can then proceed to add a trailing vine of their choice, helping them create their little green retreat in their own home.
I love how accessible nature becomes once you build and add the Green Hideaway Chair to your home. Although it is DIY and made at home, it still has a designer-made feel to it and is quite pleasant to the eyes. However, it does seem to have a rather bulky and space-consuming design, so you need to make sure you have sufficient space to add it to your home. It’s not the best design for tiny homes or a home with space constraints. But all in all, it’s a pretty useful design for those who want a touch of green in their homes.