Hello! My name is Andreas Huber and I am proud to introduce the hammock Cloud135 which I designed in 2001. Problems related to the back and the necessity to adopt a proper ergonomic sitting position are topics of great interest at the moment in Europe. Over the years, I have witnessed big changes in the lifestyle of most people including myself. Even an outdoors lover like me is way too much stationary. Office and computer work takes a lot of my time and of course, this time is spent sitting!
In my youth, I spent a lot of time in the tropics. My interest for hanging furniture dated from that time when I often slept in hammocks. Since I had chronic back issues due to previous working conditions, I started to ponder about hammock design and construction in regard with their function. Inspired by my passion for paragliding and noticing how the paraglider wing was shaped with strings of different length, I tried this approach to shape a hammock ... it worked! The hammock Cloud135 was born.
The hammocks Cloud135 are imported and retailed in Europe by Die HängemattenManufaktur e. U., the Austrian company I created for this purpose, and through our affiliated official retailors.
Die HängemattenManufaktur e.U. offer affordable ergonomic hanging furniture designed for relaxation, comfort and enjoyment through a healthy sitting position that can prevent or even alleviate back pain. Through our website, our show-room and our distribution network, we aim at developing awareness about the need to adopt a healthy sitting position as well as to inform the public about the benefits of the hammock Cloud135 sitting position. Our philosophy is built around the concept of quality as a total experience. Through innovation, we seek to maintain and/or improve the quality and durability of our products. In doing so, we work toward striking a balance between environmental considerations, fair trade practices, human factors and business. Overall our objective is to enjoy our work and to maintain the excellence we can be proud of.
Austrian quality and original design
Our hammocks are handcrafted and produced in limited edition by the Indian Incorporated Company I co-owned with my life partner, Helene Riverin. This way, quality control is optimal since all stages of the production are closely supervised. For optimal performance some of the raw materials used are synthetic but they are chosen with care, their use is minimal and we achieve close to zero waste.
We carefully choose our suppliers, all middle-sized family-run companies settled in designated industrial areas and compying with labor laws. The most delicate part of the work, the assembling process (stringing work), we do by hand in our workshop.
Affordable Ergonomic Hanging Furniture
To sum it up, I believe that the hammock Cloud 135 can be as good for you as it is for me. There are no other seats or armchairs into which I am so comfortable while sitting for extended periods of time. In the Cloud, I can work on my lap-top or read a book feeling totally relaxed.
A lot of effort and thought went into transforming the simple hammock as we know it into a truly ergonomic piece of furniture. It works wonders for my spine and I hope that you will be as satisfied with it as I am.
Yours, Andreas Huber