A hand woven hammock bed made out of recycled material, webbing, collected from the recycling center in RI. The inspiration was derived from cocoon. I tried to capture the capability of cocoon holding creature inside as well as the flexibility of the texture to create comfortable and cozy environment.
The pictures below show the process of me weaving and sewing the hammock bed with the seat belt material. The initial struggle was that I couldn't use sewing machine to sew all the individual stripes of webbing on to the main structure. Also, stabling them using a stable gun would not create a strong structure. Therefore, instead of risking the safety issue here, I decided to hand sew all the ones onto the structure to create a strong and firm quality.
The picture below show my inspiration, which is a cocoon that sits between two branches. Build on top of it, I got to explore the structure with this recycled material, webbing. Although it did not create a form as like a web, it forms a clean, rigid form that could support human weight.
More picture to show from different perspective.
Users could also swing the hammock from left to right simply by alternating their balance. The material also forms a flexible surface that allows users to sink in, feeling more relaxed than usual.