Resembling a piece of furniture created by a concerned mother, the Nest Chair welcomes anyone in its comfortable embrace. Built as a hybrid between a chair and a guest bed, the high quality futon mattress can be transformed from a nice lounge chair into a mattress for guests in no time. Its versatility makes this piece of furniture perfect for urban settings, provided you like vivid colours and playful shapes. Designed by Danish industrial designer Anders Backe, the Nest is a simple, viable piece of furniture constructed for urban spaces. We found this hybrid on Beautiful Life and the inspiration connects two cultures: “The idea behind the furniture is to combine characteristics of the Japanese design tradition with western preference for comfort and functionality. Redesign the traditional futon bed toward a young user group, while challenging the mind-set concerning a multifunctional piece of furniture for a small area. The project was carried out as a group in a collaboration with a Danish furniture manufacturer – Karup A/S.