Hush is a felt seating pod handcrafted entirely from biodegradable materials, which users can crawl into to work or rest in private.
"By creating an enclosed space, Hush provides a personal retreat, a luxurious escape into a dark, hushed, natural space in the midst of a busy hotel, airport, office or library," explains British designer Freyja Sewell.
The main body of HUSH is cut from a single piece of 10mm industrial wool felt. Wool is naturally flame retardant, breathable, durable and elastic; it is also multi-climatic, meaning it is warm when the environment is cold and cool when it’s warm. It is of course biodegradable and so won’t clog up landfill after disposal. It is produced sustainably from animals out in the open, with each sheep producing a new fleece each year. The internal padding of HUSH is made from recycled wool fibers, produced as a by-product of the British carpet industry.
Freyja Sewell set out to create a private space within a public world, handmade from natural, biodegradable materials. Three years in the making, HUSH is now available for purchase.
Open plan offices and public buildings, online profile sharing, cameras built into our laptops; never has it been easier for humans to connect, but what about when we want to withdraw? It is essential to continue to develop new ways of allowing people to comfortably co-exist in our increasingly densely populated environments.
By creating an enclosed space HUSH provides a personal retreat, a luxurious escape into a dark, hushed, natural space in the midst of a busy hotel, airport, office or library. HUSH provided a quiet space in an age of exponential population growth, where privacy and peaceful respite is an increasingly precious commodity.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: The Hush Seating Pod was selected as the “Green Hero” for 2016 Grand Designs Live UK | 2011 3D Design Grand Prize UK
Design type: Handcrafted | Sculptural | Cultural
Sustainability: Biodegradable materials | Local ethically sourced raw materials | Sustainable production techniques
Materials: Biodegradable felt | Recycled wool
Colors: Main body: Grey or White | Interior upholstery: Red
Dimensions: 165 cm H x 142 cm W x 142 cm D | Seat height: 31cm
Delivery time: 4-5 weeks
Comments: Interior cushions (shown in pictures) not included. Due to natural materials, product may vary slightly from the one pictured.