Probably one of the saddest parts about officially becoming an adult is having to give up nap time. While some of us struggled to settle down and nap like our parents and teachers wanted us to, most of us would agree that a quick nap in the middle of the day now seems luxurious. If only offices came equipped with nap rooms. The next best thing? An installation dedicated to providing visitors the perfect elements for a refreshing siesta.
From March 9—31, French design house Smarin will host an installation in Dubai that features a designated space for visitors to snooze. The Nap Bar features a special nap pillow, poncho, original lullaby, special herb tea and essential oils to create the ultimate relaxing experience for dozing off.
The space is actually made up of various pieces and collections from smarin. For starters, visitors can lie down on a dune, a lounge chair “made out of foam of different densities for perfect support” as described in a press release. The chair encourages visitors to “read, sit and dream.”
Other parts of the installation promote relaxation. A hanging installation that resembles a large mobile, Kairos includes lights that switch on and off for five-second periods.
“By synchronizing inspirations and expirations with these periods for 5 minutes, the body enters into “coherent breathing,” smarin explains.
Lastly, a modular cork and wood installation called Play Yet ! lets users experiment with design. The parts “allow for the construction of spaces, furniture and/or games making livable landscapes reflecting various personalities.”
Altogether, the installations are reminiscent of play time and nap time, two essential childhood activities that adults are seriously missing out on. The Nap Bar will be hosted at the Zumtobel Lighting warehouse and is free to enter.
Article edited from www.psfk.com, written by Eva Recinos
Images by Marjorie Bandinelli of Smarin