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A Micro-Environment For Power Naps At Work

A Micro-Environment For Power Naps At Work

European design house explores biomimicry with an unusual "soothing cave-like" napping pillow.

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Designers are often inspired by the biology of other living organisms; in this case, it’s an ostrich. Design studio Kawamura Ganjavian describes their novel design solution as offering a micro-environment that offers optimal comfort for power naps at work.

Kawamura Ganjavian explains:

Working patterns are constantly evolving. We gradually spend more time in our working environments, and this in turn means that we often need to make work and rest fully compatible within the same space. Some cultures have assimilated this concept more naturally than others, but in general the workplace has rarely adapted to this new working-resting paradigm.

OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.

Kawamura Ganjavian

[via Core 77]

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