Meet Pearpod: A Place to Cocoon in a Demanding World
- INTERIOR DESIGN
- September 29, 2023
Between balancing work, family, and friends, day-to-day life can be stressful, making it difficult to find time to enjoy zen moments. Pearpod, a furniture company that designs with well-being in mind, understands this struggle and has made it their mission to carve out spaces for relaxation in the home and elsewhere. At LivHoli, we are passionate about interior design that prioritizes well-being, a value that led us to discover Pearpod.
Not only do they share our same commitment to sustainability, but we also genuinely admire their design and products. Pearpod’s dedication to craftsmanship and mindful design matches our ethos by preserving tradition, fostering empowerment, and, above all else, creating tranquil retreats amid the chaos of modern life. With these principles as their guiding light, they achieve the perfect marriage of honoring heritage alongside promoting health and wellness.
Pearpod: Your Tranquil Retreat
Pearpod’s origins can be traced back to a desire to blur the lines between introversion and extroversion. The company’s founder, Ellen, began to explore artisanal methods of production while learning the arts of basketry and metalwork. Her fascination with artisan crafts began as a personal project but soon transformed into a much larger vision.
The dream of coalescing the inner and outer worlds manifests itself in each pod chair through the fusion of tradition, empowerment, and rest. The pod chair represents a calm cocoon that invites you to take a moment out of your day to pause, breathe, and simply be. While it makes a stunning addition to any home, this furniture piece can also provide a tranquil retreat in a spa, workspace or anywhere else a meditative space is needed.
Pearpod would not be what it is today without its founder’s extraordinary vision. Ellen, the mindful mastermind behind Pearpod, sought to encourage relaxation while maintaining a connection to the outside world, in turn, creating a space of solace and serenity. Guided by her unwavering dedication and careful craftsmanship, Ellen’s aspiration took shape and materialized in these beautiful woven pods—warmly welcomed invitations to rest and practice self-care while embracing the artistry of handmade crafts.
Why Traditional Craft?
Today’s design landscape abounds with mass production and items are often cheaply produced at break-neck speed. Part of Pearpod’s vision was to move beyond that by looking towards the ways of our ancestors and celebrating traditional craftsmanship. As a result, each pod is lovingly handwoven using time-honored techniques, transforming it into a piece of history. It’s hard not to fall in love with furniture that exudes authenticity, warmth, and a touch of elegance all at the same time.
The cocoon-like shape of these pods was conceived as a way to offer a calm oasis from the outside chaos. As a modern antidote to the burnout epidemic, Pearpod holds slow living and pausing to cherish life’s moments in the highest regard. It is often in those small, still, and quiet moments of life that we find the most peace and can truly fill our own cups.
Rediscovering the Art of Pausing
Despite what the demands of modern existence may have us believe, rest is not a luxury. In fact, it is essential for our physical and mental well-being. That’s why Pearpod advocates for rest and has made it their mission to provide a physical space for it. Regardless of what life may throw at us, these pod chairs remind us to give back to ourselves by pausing and honoring those sacred “in-between” moments.
Imagine enjoying yourself in a luxurious woven cocoon and indulging in a unique space designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. Beyond offering a physical place to sit and rest, these pods also allow us to disconnect from daily stressors and tune into our deepest innermost selves. Pearpod serves as a sanctuary for post-modern existence where all that is asked of us is to simply be here now.
Empowering Women & The Pearpod Promise
Nonetheless, the Pearpod vision goes beyond just furniture. The company also cares about the people who craft that furniture. They are committed to empowering women, especially those in the age-old craft of basketry. Sadly, many basketmakers struggle to support themselves on their art alone, which is where Pearpod comes in. The company has created a platform—a brand and product suite—where artisans can sell their wares, allowing them to shift their focus away from the business aspect and towards the art of weaving.
Cooperation is a vital component of the Pearpod ecosystem. The process for each pod requires a collective of skilled hands, from willow growers to metalworkers to rope makers and weavers, working in harmony. The pods themselves are monuments to the power of community and collaboration.
Pearpod’s Attention to Detail and Commitment to Sustainability
Pearpod’s production process sets itself apart by their utmost care for the smallest of details. In a bid to support local artisans, the company works with craftspeople located primarily within a 10-mile radius of Bristol, UK. Also, a local skilled metal fabrication team meticulously crafts the metal frames that support the pods.
Musgrove Willows, a family-run business on Somerset Levels, supplies the willow, which is the very essence of these pods. Willow holds twice the significance for the company, highlighting Pearpod’s commitment to sustainability and a bringing touch of natural beauty to its creations. However, it doesn’t stop there, because everything from the fixings to the chains to even the twine used in the pod chairs has a story to tell. These elements are all sourced from Bristol Rope & Twine supplies and crafted from UK-made steel that ensures safety and strength.
How These Pods Can Transform Your Space
If you are looking for a way to elevate your space and encourage tranquility, these pods are ideal. You can choose to make them the center of attention in a space or tuck them into a cozy corner in your living room. No matter how you decide to incorporate them, these pods are sure to provide an aura of sophistication that falls in line with the serenity decor trend. These pieces are guaranteed attention-grabbers, allowing you to spark conversations around well-being and tranquility.
When life gets too hectic, these pods are a gentle reminder that it’s okay to pause. For the sake of maintaining balance, we must find moments to respite and savor the simple joys of life. We hope that more creatives in the world of interior design and well-being, will follow Pearpod’s example and take inspiration from their woven creations, which merge beauty, tradition, and the art of living well.
Rediscovering Serenity, One Pod at a Time
It’s time to bring your mindful moment to life. Take a deep breath, and envision yourself nestled in the embrace of a Pearpod. After all, it is so much more than furniture; it’s an invitation to experience true peace, one pod at a time.
As a token of our appreciation for Pearpod’s initiative, we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive 10% discount on all pod purchases. Use code: LivHoli10% at checkout. To embark on your journey to tranquility, visit Pearpod’s website today.
Discover for yourself the harmony of tradition, empowerment, and well-being with Pearpod’s woven pods—a testament to mindful living in an ever-changing world.