The transparent globe structure - Cocoon 1 - is the brainchild of Swiss designer, Micasa Lab and brings a whole new meaning to living in a bubble
The curious transparent globe – the Cocoon 1 – has been described by the company as a ‘place of retreat’ for those who want all the benefits of peace and quiet while still allowing interaction with the outside world.
The human-sized bubbles can be placed almost anywhere – in a room, suspended from a ceiling, in water or even hung from a tree in a specially-designed net (just what we’ve been waiting for!).
The modular design also allows them to used for different functions: custom-made pillows are designed for sleeping while a power pack has enough energy to light the pod for 40 hours, or if you fancy whipping up some eggs for breakfast, 20 hours of lighting and 30 minutes of cooking.
Micasa Lab came up with the transparent shell design in response to ongoing research exploring the idea of human space and living.
It’s designed as a self-contained living space that deconstructs the notion of a sanctuary. Which all sounds wonderful, if only we had a clue what that actualy meant!
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Well, we’re all for a bit of deconstruction, but we’re not entirely sure it’ll catch on, especially considering the £1,900 price tag.