As part of the exhibition Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, the Vitra Design Museum features the work Humanest by Porky Hefer. The piece is hammock that looks like a nest fallen from a tree, flattened by the landing and morphed into a comfortable seat.
Porky Hefer is regarded as one of South Africa’s most awarded creative people. He spent 16 years working in advertising. In 2007 Porky Hefer established the creative collective Animal Farm. Currently, Hefer works as Porky Hefer Design creating public sculptures and product and furniture designs.
Porky Hefer has built oversized bird’s nests since 2009. In this video, the designer talks about Humanest and his design philosophy.
Humanest / Interview with Designer Porky Hefer at Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (Germany), March 13, 2015.
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