An Enveloping Nest for Open-Air Relaxation

Inspired by Native American tents, the Hut garden bed designed by Marco Lavit for Ethimo is made of Accoya®, a sustainable wood ideal for outdoor use

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13/05/2022 - A comfortable nest dedicated to relaxation en plein air: the Hut garden bed is the Ethimo furniture designed by Marco Lavit. Inspired by tepees, the typical Native American tents, the structure is made of Accoya®, a sustainable wood ideal for outdoor use.

Always been interested in art, whatever the form, Marco Lavit experiments not only with the countless possibilities of interaction between architecture and design, but also between these and other creative environments. His distinctive trait lies in the ability to consider and see the product, the imagined object, as a series of elements that relate with their environment and define its function. With this same approach, Lavit has designed for Ethimo "a place for resting, pausing and meditation, for enjoying time spent in the open air".

"Hut is a unique nest on a human scale, a place to pause and regenerate, for chilling and wellbeing out of doors", says Lavit. "Inviting and comfortable, its wooden structure looks skywards, protecting like a shell and becoming a privileged point of view, exclusive and private. The soft cushions on the seating welcome the body in a soothing embrace. A habitat where the alternating rhythm of the slats creates gaps that filter perception of this space, in a natural dialogue between inside and out". The structure of this wonderful nest, with its strong visual impact, is made up of a series of long ‘stalks’ arranged in a wigwam shape with inserts and details in metal, that enclose generous circular seating, exceptionally comfortable thanks to its soft cushions. The stalks are made of Accoya®, a wood with extraordinary qualities that resists perfectly to outdoor use and preserves its natural beauty over time.

Hut garden bed can be adapted without needing to be fixed to the ground. 320cm tall and 300cm in diameter, it can be customised with an elegant curtain that ‘closes’ this nest, allowing the air to filter through while protecting from direct sunlight.

Ethimo has always been alert to trends in contemporary outdoor living and now, with Hut, has created a new form of socialising and wellbeing that provides protected safe personal space that can also be shared with a few close friends.
The harmonious, welcoming, protective architecture of Hut makes it secluded, reassuring, and welcoming, the ideal place for relaxing or resting in the open air.


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