Why sleep on a bed when you can have a giant hammock?
By Dave LeClair
October 16, 2012
Beds are so 2011. It's 2012, so why not sleep on a giant hammock every night? The Koala 45 is a giant mix between and a hammock and strap bed that looks incredibly interesting. The straps are pulled taut, with holes in between them to keep the sensation of being suspended in the air on a hammock.
The Koala 45 is quite tall, so it looks like it would give the user the feeling of hanging. It's also big ... really, really big. It is designed to fit up to eight people, although it doesn't look like all eight of those people could actually lie comfortably on it. For that large amount of people, it looks more like you would use it as a place to sit and relax. Honestly, who is going to have eight people trying to sleep in one bed at the same time anyway?
The crazy thing about the this hammock/strap bed is that it is held together with only 12 bolts. The fact that it is strong enough to hold eight people with so few attachment points is a testament to the design.
Speaking of design, this product is the creation of the folks at Stal Collectief, which is a collaboration between designers Len de Paepe, Bob Segers, Tim Vranken and Jonas Blondeel. The design firm is based out of Belgium, where the four young designers went to school together.
The bed is not for sale directly on the Stal Collectief website. If you are interested in purchasing one, you will need to contact the designers using the email on the website's About page.
Source: Stal Collectief