It’s the lucky worker who gets to take a nap while at work, but those of us who work at home can (in theory) take a break whenever we like. This writing desk, called Deep Attention and Sleep, works both for working hard and for hardly working. The arch-shaped desk is backed by a tall orange foam board. When you get sleepy from working or studying, you can remove the board and move it to the floor for a makeshift nap time mat.

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Writing Desk with nap mat

For working on the floor or maybe eating a snack, the desk surface detaches to become a handy little tray. The unusual transforming furniture was designed by Matali Crasset for furniture makers Campeggi.

Putting it all back together creates a cocoon-like space to block out the world around you. Place the open back against a wall and the orange board blocks out everything around you, leaving you free to get your important things done without distraction.

Writing Desk deep attention and sleep

“A new project by matali crasset who designed a piece of furniture which is not a single element, a sort of star of the habitat, but rather a part of the whole furnishing. Thinking about modularity, flexibility, transformation and solutions which propose different moments in the same place, Sweet talk and dream fo Campeggi  is a domestic pad provided with table and seat for talking, relaxing, reading, using notebook or playing. When needed the pad can be opened and turns into a bed while the table becomes a convenient night table. “

Writing Desk transforming

About the designer: “Matali Crasset was born on July 28, 1965 in Chalons-en-Champagne. Coming from a family of farmers, she spent her childhood in the small village of Normée. In 1988, she decided to continue her studies in Paris at the ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle) and obtained her diploma as an industrial designer in 1991. She then joined Denis Santachiara’s studio in Milan in 1992 for a year, before joining Philippe Starck’s studio in Paris in 1993 where she was appointed head of the Thomson Multimedia project, then Tim Thom, Thomson’s design center. This collaboration lasts four years during which Matali Crasset developed under the direction of Philippe Starck ‘everyday objects at the service of people.'”