By Jeanine Matlow
Calling all leisure seekers: Whether you have a penchant for porch swings, daybeds, sectionals or hammocks, there are plenty of pieces designed with downtime in mind. Lounge furniture compels us to set aside that cellphone and take it easy. All that’s needed is a good read and a refreshing beverage once a selection is made.
Hammocks appear to be making a comeback, especially in northern Michigan, where Benjamin and Holly Koenig manage Run Hamock LLC (runhamock.com) in Interlochen. “They’re quite comfortable,” owner/operator Benjamin said.
The husband-and-wife team fabricates their three-core materials on-site, the exotic hardwoods, stainless steel and parachute cord that go into their handcrafted, macramé hammocks. Their colorful creations are found seasonally at the Interlochen Farmers Market, along with street festivals, art fairs and trade shows throughout the state.