(f)route POD: A Sustainable, Semi-Permanent Tent by Giant Grass

View all 14 Photos

An organic design by the Australian studio Giant Grass, the (f)route POD is a semi-permanent tent that takes its cue from the earth. The curved form resembles a bulb of garlic and is crafted from natural materials such as the waterproof canvas that makes up the canopy, the bamboo of the structure and woven lamp, and the upcycled wood pallets that form the base. As a result, the design is sustainable and appealing to hippies and outdoorsmen of all generations.

Spacious enough for a double bed, the (f)route POD is an obvious choice for camping. Additionally, the tent can be used as a guest room, an art or exercise studio, a gazebo, or an event space. Transforming from a closed pod into an open-air shelter, the design is walled with awnings that can be rolled up or opened outwards as desired. Inside the tent, there is also a small screened window, which can be covered or revealed, and cloth ties, which show how the unique structure is held together.

Though currently a prototype, the (f)route POD is expected to be produced starting later this year. The design will come flatpacked and can be assembled by two people in less than an hour.

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Egon Collection

    A versatile furniture collection designed for leisure areas and informal work spaces. Designed by the…

  • The Noah Living Modular Sofa

    A minimalist, sustainable and modular sofa system. Berlin-based furniture brand Noah Living combines traditional craftsmanship…

  • Craighill’s Kepler Pen

    A stylish pen inspired by the golden ratio and the beauty of handwriting. Believing that…

  • The Harvey Series

    A minimalist collection that offers an unconventional take on classic porcelain tableware. Award-winning Dutch designer…

  • The BRUT-AL Collection

    A seating collection inspired by the Brutalist movement. Named BRUT-AL, this collection of chairs has…

  • Introducing Sun at Six

    A California-based furniture brand that celebrates traditional Chinese woodworking techniques. Born in Santa Cruz, California,…

  • The Frama T-Lamp

    A refined take on the archetypal desk lamp. Designed by award-winning multidisciplinary studio Regular Company…

  • The Chubby Collection

    A limited-edition series of contemporary stone furniture designed with bold, rounded forms. New York-based, French…

  • The Loop Desk

    An elegant and minimalist wood desk with a two-tier design that optimizes function. Following on…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader