2022 / Toy Design / Toy for Adults / Student

Nest Couch

  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Toy Design/Toy for Adults
  • Lead Designer
    Eika Weber
  • Project Link
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

The Nest Couch is a couch that spins. Playful activities have behavioral, social, and psychomotor rewards. As grow-ups, we stop playing due to sociocultural norms and the fear of looking silly in front of others. The Nest Couch breaks these socio-cultural norms and encourages play in adults by making play socially acceptable. One can sit in the Nest Couch alone or together with up to two other adults. The couch stands upright until weight is applied over the edge (through leaning back) at which point the couch tilts back. The couch spins through moving one's body weight.

Photo Credit: Eika Weber