Remember kindergarten? It’s the only time in school we were offered naps and, if you were anything like me, you didn’t appreciate it AT ALL. My ungrateful five-year-old self was still reminiscing about recess, or scheming about how I’d try and persuade my mom to let me have a cat that week.
Twenty-five years later (um, wow), I’m kicking myself because we don’t get naps at work. If I wasn’t afraid of being judged hardcore, I’d totally bust out my fold-up red and blue mat – y’all remember the ones – but since my company isn’t Google and we don’t have napping pods, I just turn to coffee while channeling my inner Jack Shephard as I reminisce about all that wasted kindergarten naptime.
But today, our corporate-dwelling dreams have come true, my friends, because there exists a desk that is built for maximum napping efficiency. Created by Greek company Studio NL, the genius space-saving “1.6 S.M. of Life” prototype is basically a bunk bed where the top is for your laptop instead of a snoring sibling and the bottom is a cushy place for the beautiful naps you can take to beat those 3 p.m. slumps.
As you can see, its top can even slide forward so one person can work while another naps. This might seem like a strange feature at first glance, but if you’re part of a two-person team working on a deadline in a tight space a la Mulder and Scully, this aspect could actually be the kicker.