There’s a Bed Hidden Inside This Ordinary-Looking Work Desk
Power naps have been proven over and over to boost brain power and make you more productive at work. Unfortunately not many employers approve of on-the-job sleeping, but for those few lucky enough to have napping benefits, this combination work desk and bed is perfect.
The streamlined modern desk bed was designed by Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL. It’s a clever combination that starts with a sleek white desk. It opens up to become a semi-private resting place for after-lunch snoozes.
Slide the desktop back a bit, fold the back down inside the leg space to create the mattress and lower one side a bit, and the desk is transformed into a small bed perfect for a mid-day catnap – complete with an inclined pillow.
The interior of the desk even includes a small TV so you can fall asleep to your favorite movie or just recline while you watch a little reality TV and zone out for a bit. The desk bed could be great not only for offices, but for people who combine living and working in tiny apartments.
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“The main concept was to comment on the fact that many times our lives are ‘shrinking’ in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually I realized that each civilization may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example this desk could be used for a siesta, or in interiors where there is lack of space or for a few hours of sleeping at night between deadlines. The project was named after the dimensions of the prototype (2,00 meters long and 0,80 meter wide =1,6 s.m.). The prototype is made of metal, lacquered wood and solid wood and white leather. The ‘Desk Convertible to Bed’ has won the Silver A’ Design Award 2011.”