We are thrilled to reveal that we’ve been working on a never-been-done-before project for the Ideal Home Show from 14th – 30th March.
Think bold design, welcoming furnishings, complex construction and above all a serene and overwhelming sense of calm: a complete escape from the drone and buzz of gadgets and other electronics we’ve come to accept as an inevitable side effect of modern life.
Blue Forest has been invited by Quiet Mark to design and build a next-generation treehouse for the Ideal Home Show (14– 30 March 2014) that will feature the latest in quiet technology from Quiet Mark’s partners, interior fittings by John Lewis and materials from a range of pioneers in eco-friendly and soundproof construction.
Quiet Mark is a trusted hallmark in quiet electronics and other low-noise technology. Last year they presented the first Quiet House at the Ideal Home Show, proof that it is possible to escape that unwanted noise even in a comfortable, modern home in a bustling city (or in the middle of a busy show), without compromising on quality fittings or equipment.
This year Blue Forest is pulling out all the stops and is working for Quiet Mark (headline sponsor of the Ideal Home Show 2014) to design and build what we consider to be the pinnacle in quiet retreats: a modern and luxuriously equipped concept tree house, entirely free from the noise pollution that so often accompanies our creature comforts.
The tree house features curvy, natural lines inspired by the natural shapes and textures found within an ancient English woodland. The concept for the design was inspired by the appearance of a small coppice of trees on a distant hill.
After being featured at the Ideal Home Show, Blue Forest, Quiet Mark and their sponsors have arranged for the Quiet Treehouse to be retired to The Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in West Sussex.
Blue Forest were involved in earlier discussions with The Chestnut Tree House hospice to construct a treehouse on their premises, but limited resources put the project on hold indefinitely. So we’re incredibly pleased that we can now help the hospice live up to its name by adding an actual tree house to its list of already incredible facilities.
For the design and construction team this arrangement posed some additional challenges. Moving the treehouse to two different locations requires that it can easily be easily installed at the Earls Court exhibition centre, assembled in less than a week, then disassembled in under two days, moved to West Sussex and finally reassembled in its permanent home.
Thankfully we’ve had the support of a host of other partners, all pioneers in prefabricated materials and soundproofing, notably Medite Tricoya, Kebony, Jewsons, Pilkington, Cantifix, John Cullen Lighting, Rockwool, Acoustiblok, Kvadrat Soft Cell & Ion Architectural & Decorative Glass.
Construction of the prefabricated tree house structure has already begun. Watch this space and follow our Twitter feed for regular updates on progress.