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Volcanic Hanging Chairs

The Manu Nest by Maffam Freeform is Made Out of Lava Rocks

— March 21, 2012 — Eco
The Manu Nest is already impressive for its stunningly intricate design. The fact that the hanging chair is made out of volcanic rock takes it to a whole other level. Better known as Basalt, a magmatic rock that renews itself quickly through volcanic activity, it is an unlimited resource that makes it the perfect material to use for such things as furniture -- just imagine what bamboo and Basalt could accomplish together.

Created by Latvian interior designer Raimonds Cirulis of Maffam Freeform, the Manu Nest is both sturdy and lightweight. Specifically made for outdoor spaces, the Manu Nest boasts a curvaceous shape that is perfect for some weekend relaxation. The Manu Nest’s striking visual appeal would also be great for indoor use, especially if the room is large enough to accommodate it.
Trend Themes
1. Volcanic Rock Furniture - Using volcanic rock as a material for furniture presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the design and construction industry.
2. Outdoor Hanging Chairs - The growing trend of outdoor hanging chairs provides opportunities for disruptive innovation in the outdoor furniture market.
3. Sustainable Materials in Furniture Design - The use of renewable resources like volcanic rock in furniture design opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the sustainable furniture industry.
Industry Implications
1. Design and Construction - The design and construction industry can explore the use of volcanic rock as a material for furniture to create unique and durable pieces.
2. Outdoor Furniture - The outdoor furniture industry can capitalize on the trend of outdoor hanging chairs by developing innovative and comfortable designs.
3. Sustainable Furniture - The sustainable furniture industry can incorporate volcanic rock and other renewable materials into their designs to offer eco-friendly furniture options.
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