The Somnio suspended chair by Frederic Julian Rätsch
What would you think if, one day, you would to go the forest to enjoy a few relaxing moments in nature, and you saw someone just sitting in a chair that’s attached to a tree? You would most likely find it odd but, at the same time, you would notice that the person sitting in that strange chair seems to be very comfortable. You would end up wishing you had one for your own.
Even though it seems odd and strange, such a chair really exists and it can provide you with a unique way of connecting to nature and of experiencing new levels of relaxation. The chair is called Somnio and it was created by Hamburg-based designer Frederic Julian Rätsch. Somnio is a suspended chair that was designed to literary hug the trunk of a tree. The chair can be fixated to an attached belt on the upper end of the backrest.
This mechanism allows the user to attach the chair to the trunk of the tree without damaging the bark. The tree doesn’t suffer and you have a new way of finding relaxation in the forest. The chair connects to the hardwood by pressing against the seat pan through a load within two parallel legs. All you need to do is find a tree with a structure that allows you to attach the chair and do simply relax and connect with the surroundings.