A sleeping pod looks like something coming from the future. Each and everyone of us has had a moment when the only thought in his mind is “I want to sleep! I want to go home!” and this is especially true for people working full time in corporate offices or travelling long distances. A person who works for several hours is tired mentally and physically, which has a negative impact on his work. How wonderful would it be if you could find a cozy place and take a little refreshing nap to restore your mind and body? In many countries, executives have understood the importance of good rest and how it improves the health of the employees, their mood and has a positive effect on their work. Sleeping pods are gaining popularity and nowadays there are airports that install them to provide a place for rest of the passengers in between flights.
What is a sleeping pod?
A sleeping pod is a special, isolated place where you can relax and sleep. It is designed in such a way to make people feel most comfortable. Sleeping pods are shaped as a cocoon or an egg, which symbolizes care and protection. Sleeping pods come in different designs – they may be closed or partially open. Due to the fact that some people are prone to claustrophobia, there are sleeping pods partially made of transparent materials. Modern furniture ideas and solutions offer great sleeping pod designs which can significantly improve the efficiency of office work, cheerfulness, mood and health.
Sleeping pod design ideas – a look towards future
You have heard that scientists recommend a short nap for about 20 minutes which will recover the mental and physical strength of people. Let’s look at some unique sleeping pod designs based on modern and innovative technology.
MetroNaps energy pod is manufactured by the American company MetroNaps. This amazing futuristic designer chair provides a comfortable and cozy space where you can relax in peace. Equipped with professional BOSE speakers you will awake from your nap with soft sounds. EnergyPod chair is an innovative and elegant solution to a contemporary problem – finding a place to take a short nap during working hours. The design of EnergyPod is based on years of research, which combines a stylish look with ergonomic functionality. You will not be surprised to find out that EnergyPods are used in Google offices, Siemens, PricewaterhouseCoopers, even the Vancouver International Airport.
Napshell is a mixture between a chair and a bed based on the concept of “room in the room without creating a sense of isolation even in people who are prone to experience claustrophobia. Designed for short daytime rest for 20-30 minutes, this is a futuristic design, developed in 2004 ordered by “Daimler” concern with the participation of the industrial designers of the company and physiologists at the University of Stuttgart.
Transport sleeping pod or tranquility pod is more of a bed than a chair. This is a fantastic, ergonomic product for sleep, shaped like an egg. The unusual semi-closed shape is developed in 2002 combines with relaxing sound and light. Product of Alberto Frias (USA).