London's Sleeperie Encourages Adults to Catch Up on Sleep in Public

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 9, 2015
References: werkstatt.sto & psfk
Many of the physical objects that are designed to support this activity are reserved for private spaces, meaning that sleep in public is often discouraged. Despite this, insomnia and other sleep-related disorders plague millions of people around the world. In response to sleep deprivation in Londoners, Sto Werkstatt, HASSELL and Draisci Studio came together to explore 'Hypnos: The Architecture of Sleep' for Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.

The 'Sleeperie' is a public space in London that's now lined with hammocks so that sleep-deprived adults can catch some shut-eye for 10 minutes.

In order to create the most restful atmosphere possible, the use of technology is banned in the space and there are a variety of stimuli to help ease people into sleep such as soothing stories and calming lighting.