Shhhhhh. We’re having a well earned break from the incessant chitter-chatter of modern life. With communication channels fizzing at an all-time high, we can’t help thinking it would be nice to enclose ourselves into a little cocoon of quiet and escape it all for a while. These somewhat anti-social thoughts are thankfully shared by Frejya Sewell, a 2012 designer-in-residence at London’s Design Museum. Responding to this desire to withdraw rather than connect, she gave birth to the biodegradable Hush – a womb-like space designed for contemplation and rest.
With cities becoming ever more populous and co-habiting becoming the space-saving set-up of choice, Sewell’s 100% recycled wool felt creations are both timely and practical. “It is essential to continue to develop new ways of allowing people to comfortably co-exist in these increasingly densely populated environments,” she states. “By creating an enclosed space HUSH provides a personal retreat, an escape into a dark, quiet, natural space, or state of mind.” Housemates, don’t get offended when we shut ourselves away.