What is a zome?
A whole new experience. A combination of art and structure, these hanging loungers are the synthesis of geodesic domes and zonohedral polygons (as found in natural geometry). The name “zome” comes from the combination of zonohedra and dome and is the defining shape of the beautiful and incredibly strong Kodama® Zome.
But what exactly is a zome? If we had to choose just one word to describe a Kodama Zome, it would be comfort, but zomes really need to be experienced to fully understand. Unlike hammocks or swings, Kodama Zomes hang from a single overhead point, creating a smooth, gentle, unrestricted motion that soothes the vestibular system. The intelligent design cradles the body, and each lounger has enough room to comfortably fit 4 adults.
Kodama® uses United States and International patented technology.
How are Zomes Made?
Kodama Zomes include a steel frame structure with a double coat powdercoating, woven with outdoor grade polyester webbing, and secured with marine grade 316 stainless steel hardware. Mattress and cushions are constructed with high density foam core and covered with Sunbrella® outdoor upholstery fabric.
Typically installed with a pendulum length of 1-8 feet for gentle swings, they can also be hung from tall trees for big swings of 60+ feet like in the video above! Zomes are shipped knock-down and are easily assembled with 2 people in about an hour with no tools required. Kodama Zomes will also work closely with your designer, contractor or arborist for more complex installations. Kodama Zomes are designed and hand built in Oregon by a team of wonderful local craftspeople.
We absolutely love our zome!!
My husband has a high intensity job that involves a lot of travel. When he works from home, I now often find him conducting work calls with his wireless gadgets at hand in the zome. The calm this brings to his otherwise stressful work is priceless. It's so great that my husband, myself and my daughter can fit comfortably together in the zome, with room to spare.
Relaxing (or playing!) in the Zome is a visceral experience. I cannot describe it, you just have to try it. My wife and I love it. Our kids love it. Our dog is not allowed on it… but she stares at it longingly. HIGHLY recommend.
Our boys use it as a jungle gym, a fort, and a tent — many sleepovers have happened in our zome. When guests come over and try it out, I am hard-pressed to get them out! I even advertise it on my Air BnB listing! Seriously, it's that comfortable.
This is more than just furniture, and you have to experience it to really "get" it, but it is an investment that you won't regret.
We purchased a zome about a year ago, and are so glad we did. You really have to sit in a zome to understand why this thing is so amazing! Ours is suspended from two of our trees in our backyard. It is the best place to read, nap, snuggle with the family, and just relax.
At first I was worried about motion, as I am super sensitive to motion sickness. I can't even sit in a swing at the playground without feeling nauseous, never mind boating! But the motion of the zome is entirely different. It's got this cool, soothing motion and I have never felt sick in my zome.