Feel like you need to get away from it all, but don’t have time to go anywhere?
Swiss designers have invented a human-sized bubble, described as a ‘place of retreat’ for people who want a bit of peace but don’t want to be completely out of touch.
The transparent globes made by Swiss designers Micasa Lab can be used in a room, outside, attached to the ceiling – or even put in water. A net enables it to be hung in trees, on buildings, or in a cluster of other cocoons. By adding different modules the functions of the $3,000 Cocoon 1 can be changed, for example adding sleeping or storage modules.
For outdoor use, a power pack has enough energy for 40 hours of light or 20 hours of light and 30 minutes of cooking. Specially designed pillows are available as well as the option of wifi. Users can add basic cooking facilities and water with a pipe fitted for outflow. The Cocoon 1, which has a 180 cm diameter and weighs 97 kg will go on sale later this year.
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