Sleep Anywhere, Anytime With The Ostrich


Photos credit Alfonso Herranz with permission from kawamura-ganjavian

Bucky Fuller used to practice Dymaxion Sleeping, where he claimed that he only slept 30 minutes every six hours. He had to give it up, according to Wikipedia, " because his schedule conflicted with that of his business associates, who insisted on sleeping like other men." Perhaps he should have designed something like the Ostrich from Spanish Architects kawamura-ganjavian. Then he could have slept anywhere, anytime.


The architects write:

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.

More at kawamura-ganjavian.

It is not the first design that we have shown that addresses this problem:

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