We could all use a nap at work every now and then – some of us more often than others. You might think that there is nothing new to be created in the area of napping, but CalmSpace takes power naps to a fantastically luxurious place. The napping chamber was designed by Marie-Virginie Berbet in cooperation with furniture makers Haworth.
The CalmSpace is a small self-contained pod that is meant to be placed in an office where workers need a little mid-day energy boost. The chamber contains a comfy upholstered mattress, lights and speakers. The napper just selects the desired nap time – from 10 to 20 minutes – and the CalmSpace plays lights and music to lull him or her to sleep.
When the nap is over, the pod again plays a pre-set light and music program. This time, it’s an invigorating set of lights and sounds that will gently wake the sleeper. After this short rest period, the napper’s mind is clear and the afternoon slump is all but eliminated. Sleeping in this soft, private, comfortable space is infinitely more comfortable than falling asleep with your face on a stack of papers and waking up with the quarterly sales numbers imprinted on your cheek…not that we’ve ever done that.