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One Giant Birdsnest

08 January 2015

Bird's nest with eggs inside

The Giant Birdsnest, instead of being made up of woven twigs, fluff, and forest detritus, uses wooden panels and huge egg-shaped pillows to create the perfect spot for lounging about.

Designed by the OGE Creative group the nest comes in four different sizes and a choice of fabrics in the cushions. The giant birds nest is seen as socialising space – a fusion of furniture and playground.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to identify materials that technological products are made from (level 1) and explain how the composition and structure of different materials enables them to be manipulated in specific ways. (level 6)
  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to identify that technology helps to create the made world (level 1) and explain how critical evaluation, informed creativity, and boundary pushing impacts on technological development and public views of technology. (level 7)

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Keywords: birdsnest, biomimicry, technological products, characteristics of technology

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