Hammocks and rocking chairs are both fundamentally impractical pieces of furniture, but I will nonetheless spend hours at a time gently swaying in either. Combining both ideas into one design won’t help with that problem, but it does look relaxing as hell.

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A trio of students from the MIT Institute of Design in Pune, India came up with the concept as part of a design project. The chair uses metal rings for the frame, while three different fabric weaves are used to create a different look and feel for different parts of the chair.

It looks like it would be reasonably easy to build in a home workshop, and more importantly, it’s the best place I could possibly imagine to take an afternoon nap.

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[Harshita Murudkar via Laughing Squid]