adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine
 

adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine

australian designer adam cornish has created a wooden hammock as an alternative to the traditional sling made from cloth. assembled from a single piece of wood, the sculptural design uses rubber vertebra that allow the hammock to move, mimicking the human spine.

adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine

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the hammock is environmentally-friendly as it is made out of plantation-grown accoya plywood. manufactured from a standard sheet, which has been cut into 22 different pieces and suspended together by rope, the design maximizes the economy of materials whilst minimizing on the environmental foot print.

adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine

 

 

‘I am very interested in nature and our natural environment,’ said the designer. ‘when you look at nature you see how all the different organisms have evolved and adapted to suit their environments. I like to think of design in a similar manner. if you look at your work as merely a rung on a ladder, slowly steering products in a certain direction, hopefully simplifying and improving them as we go.’

adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine

 

 

adam cornish is a graduate of industrial design (2004) from the university of technology in sydney and furniture design (2007) from the royal melbourne institute of technology (RMIT). he is multidisciplinary designer who works from his independent design studio in melbourne australia.

adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine

 

 

he aims to create honest accessible products developed through research and by allowing products to find their natural expression. by combining strong, simple design solutions with a palette of natural tactile materials he strives to create individual products with visual and physical longevity.

adam cornish designs wooden hammock that mimics the human spine

 

 

project info

 

designer: adam cornish
product: wooden hammock

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