Creature-like Seatings by Porky Hefer

South African designer Porky Hefer presents a collection of creature-like woven seating nooks as part of a solo show in New York. Hung from the ceilings by ropes, the "nests" have cushioned interiors that create sheltered spaces for relaxing or sleeping. 

"Each piece is meant to be inhabited like a hermit inhabits shells," said Hefer, who is represented by Cape Town's Southern Guild gallery.

The designs are all handmade in South Africa using local materials and craft techniques.