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An outdoor cocoon

The Birds Nest

Introducing The Birds Nest by Timothy Oulton Studio, an elevated aerie of woven rattan and soft upholstery around a central ceramic stone table. It’s the perfect spot for small groups to relax, congregate, and enjoy an intimate dinner or drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Birds Nest is constructed from all-weather rattan in a natural grey-beige colour, cocooned by an outer layer of intertwined rattan resembling twigs. Generous, plump cushions offer a tranquil landing pad, made from outdoor foam upholstered in a water-resistant, canvas fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Two steps lead up to the nest, and overhead, a 4 metre wide umbrella can be installed to provide shade and privacy.

Create your sanctuary

Relax in your own Birds Nest

The Birds Nest is a feature of The Bearded Rose restaurant and cocktail bar in Barbados, part of the Timothy Oulton Hospitality Collection. In May 2023, The Birds Nest was showcased at London’s famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the Spring Garden Restaurant.

The Birds Nest is available to purchase (price on request) and can be shipped worldwide. Please contact us online or get in touch with our ambassadors at your closest Timothy Oulton gallery for more information.

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Handcrafted Details

An epic 10,000 linear metres - or 10km - of rattan is used to create The Birds Nest, weighing 280kg. It takes two craftspeople a full seven days to complete the weaving, which is all done by hand. Of the 10,000 metres required, 3,500 metres of this is used to create the intricate twig-like layer which wraps protectively around the outside of the nest.

Design Factfile

  • Diameter 3,103mm (including outer rattan)
  • Height 1,300mm (including outer rattan)
  • Weight 530.6kg (1167.3lbs)
  • Inner frame made from interior powder-coated aluminium aluminium, wrapped in a skin of grey all-weather rattan
  • Twig-like outer layer made from all-weather rattan
  • Optional umbrella in black or white measures 4,000mm diameter. Height of Birds Nest with umbrella is 3,350mm
  • Cushions upholstered in water-resistant canvas in charcoal or white
  • Seats 8 people
  • Size and materials cannot be customized
  • Shipped in 3 packages
  • Installation (not included) requires 4 people

Elements Canvas Charcoal

Elements Canvas White

Design By


Timothy Oulton and Simon Laws, Co-founders of Timothy Oulton Studio - a boutique design studio dedicated to the creation of incredible environments. Innovation and meticulous attention to detail are at the forefront of every Studio project as the team strive to create unique and breathtaking interiors.


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