Nest House by Gerard Moliné

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The wind blew really hard here last night, the streets are covered in a carpet of leaves. It would be a good time to try out Gerard Moliné's Nest House, originally produced by Droog Design and designed for the 2005 Neo-rural exhibition.

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The designer writes:

"Life in the city is complicated. Basic necessities such as housing are subject to complex and absurd obligations. Freedom is reduced depending on what you have or need.

Birds don’t pay the rent. They settle into a place and use the nearest resources. Their nests form part of nature. Learning from them, we decided to build the Nest House, a simple metal and rope structure completed with natural materials such as leaves and branches.

It doesn’t take up room, it hangs from a tree with a thick tape so as not to harm it. Once installed, it can be used as an observation point or as an essential habitat where to spend the night.

The Nest House allows us a perception of the natural space, as a set for animal, plant and human life."

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Estudi Moliné | Industrial Design & Sustainability via Alex at Shedworking

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