The phrase “Catch the Wave,” now has nothing to do with water, though it could be on the waterfront. The Wave in this case is a hammock. But it isn’t really a hammock because it is unlike any other hammock in the collective imagination. Some may think of it as a sun-chair with an umbrella. Except the umbrella doesn’t look like any other umbrella in the collective imagination. So ultimately, the Wave is in a class by itself, a sort of outdoor bed with a canopy of fabric that blocks the sun – which makes it a hammock with an umbrella… except… it’s art.
The Wave is the latest in unusual and forward-thinking design from a company called Royal Botania based in Belgium. The firm was started by two engineers who found their way into the design business. Now with their creative approach to furniture and other household design, their products are quickly buzz-worthy in settings from hotels, to office towers and cruise ships. The Wave quickly made headlines in design and home decorating magazines around the world from Vietnam, to Mexico to India and China – all places where they truly appreciate a well designed hammock. Either way, you don’t have to be near water to catch the Wave. It’s touring and receiving rave reviews.