As you probably already know, I am obsessed with all things seatbelt. Here is a post I made last fall about my seatbelt purse and the seatbelt chairs I love by J Persing.
But it gets better – designer Inghua Ting has a seatbelt hammock that is awesome! They are all recycled seatbelts – the hammock’s seat belts are all end of line â€” that is, they were made for vehicles that are either no longer in production or have changed their safety specifications.
Ms. Ting says she has lately been receiving plenty of lime-green belts from a factory that had intended them for use in British ambulances. She also has a steady supply of bright orange belts, courtesy of a manufacturer that made them for tractors and other heavy-duty machines.
You can find the hammocks online at BranchHome.com.
About the Ting Sling:
Designed with the professional practitioner of the relaxation arts in mind, this handmade hammock is as comfortable to curl up in as it is cool to look at. Woven from end-of-the line seat belt webbing otherwise destined for the landfill, Sling is durable, weather-resistant, and the most stylish thing to swing between two trees since Tarzan hung up his loincloth. Mounting hardware and rope are included for easily adjustable installation. Sling is is available in your choice of six webbing colors.
About the designer: Founded by Royal College of Art graduate Inghua Ting, TING is motivated by the challenge of producing luxurious, modern designs that are innovative, functional, and â€” most importantly â€” sustainable. With a goal of producing high quality products with a minimal environmental impact, TING strives to maintain a zero carbon footprint while placing an emphasis on social and ethical responsibility. Fittingly for a company whose creations are made of reclaimed seat belt material, everyone in TING’s London studio bikes to work.