If a hammock and a rocking chair had a love affair, the offspring would be this new piece of furniture by students at the Pune, India-based MIT Institute of Design.
This hammock-rocking-chair hybrid was made in just two weeks during a class. Students Harshita Murudkar, Shivani Gulati, and Mehak Philip worked collaboratively to conceptualize and build the piece. After welding the round metal frame, the trio then used three different weaving styles to make both the structure to sit upon and add decorative design elements.
Combining the rocking motion of a rocking chair with the cradled sway of a hammock, this furniture mash-up is an interesting design solution.