August 3, 2005 Unique, beautiful and damned clever, the Satala is a one-tree hammock – which means you can have a hammock off a wall or any solid object. On top of that, there are no strings to tangle and no issues getting in and out – indeed, the manufacturer Aquagallery claims the Satala is just as comfy with two people.
The Satala is the work of Israeli designer, Ayala Serfaty, a designer whose global renown is growing thanks to her brilliant development of shapes from nature into useful and incredibly beautiful objects.
As can be seen from the variety of images here, the Satala can be adapted in many ways. The price is US$4000
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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