Spending too much time at work…

Dear Architects,

For anyone who has ever had a really bad day at work and would like to put up a sign that says, “talk to me and you might get a beating,” or just needs to catch up on a little sleep; or, is nursing a bad hangover and just needs a moment alone, I present to you the Ostrich Pillow (Pocket Pillow for Nap) by Kawamura Ganjavian from Studio K-G.  I think every office needs a couple of these and I fully expect snarky comments on this post.  I don’t think I can top the designer’s own words in explaining this gloriously ridiculous invention, so I will leave you with their own words to ponder and enjoy.

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.

Images and narrative courtesy of Studio K-G

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  1. June 13th, 2011

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