Hammocks and hanging sofas take us, if only with imagination, to remote and paradisiacal places of tropical climates and excessive vegetation. Maybe that image comes to us induced by cinema and television but they are a very peculiar piece of furniture used by many designers. The peculiarity lies in that instead of leaning on the floor, like most of the furniture, they are hung from the ceiling.
Hammocks are an ancient complement as humanity, many ancient tribes know and use for thousands of years. In the old sailboats were the beds of the sailors. In those times and circumstances, hammocks were used for their ease of processing and transport and for keeping insects and parasites away.
Now of course they constitute a decorative complement with a practical aspect that is usually installed outdoors. The typical hammock hanging in the garden under the trees to take a cool nap after a good meal.
Indoors can also be used if we have the right conditions, which are basically reduced to having a ceiling high enough when we want to hang an armchair. For the hammocks, which we will anchor in the walls, we will need that these are not too far apart.
The hammocks are made with strong and resistant fabrics that we can introduce, as in the photo above, in urban and modern environments. They are not reduced to the typical country house.
The armchairs or hanging sofas are usually made with rigid but light structures, wicker and similar. When hanging from the ceiling they form a vertical element that will help us break an excessive horizontality of the rest of the furniture in the room. Not counting the playful aspect, it's always fun to sit in a hanging chair and rock gently, fun and relaxing. A good place to read and listen to music.