Nap desks are here and it's all going to be OK
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.
“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,” the designers said on Archilovers. “This desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleep at night on those days when someone struggles to meet deadlines.”
This beauty of this desk/bed hybrid goes even further by offering optional walls for extra privacy – a must to accommodate open-concept office spaces that seem to be all the rage these days.
We’ll be over here waiting patiently for news on when and where we can buy one. Just take all our money.
(Images Studio NL)