2019 / Lund University / Collaboration with IKEA
Parkhäng is a portable hammock that encourages people to venture out of the city and take a break in a soothing natural environment.
The brief from IKEA was to build on their idea of improving everyday life for the many people and to focus on sustainable living and life off the grid. It was an open brief that allowed for a multitude of personal interpretations.
Living in an urban environment full of distractions and stimuli can cause stress and mental fatigue. Research have shown that spending time in natural environments, off the grid, can reduce stress and improve well-being. My interpretation of the brief became to improve everyday life by encouraging people to spend more time in nature, off the grid.