HBL Analysis: Cocoon furniture

Monday, 7 March 2011

Xistera by Samuel Accoceberry and Jean-Louis Iratzoki

Cocoon furniture was one of the biggest trends we spotted during this season's trade shows, and is one of the many recent interpretations of extreme comfort. Our latest report, which can be viewed here by WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers, surveys the latest exanples and profiles the six main interpretations of the trend by designers and brands.

The direction confirms the emerging mindset forecast by A/W 11/12 macrotrend Your Space, which sees the consumer "creating a sense of personal space... increasingly creating self-contained, portable, self-generating environments". Our recent report on Shelters illustrates the idea taken to an extreme - with cocoon furniture providing a more commercially viable alternative.