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SleepBox by Caspar Lohner Offers Peace in Busy Environments

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: gizmodiva and contemporist
Designer Caspar Lohner has created this contemporary pod for peace and quiet, called SleepBox. SleepBox offers a place where people can rest and relax amidst busy and crowded places, such as airports, workplaces and other urban settings.

Within the SleepBox is a leather-covered mattress on which you can kick back, and its exterior features a smooth, solid shell made of HI-MACS, a durable acrylic material. According to Contemporist, HI-MACS is extremely robust but can be molded and transformed (via heat) as well as "seamlessly connected." Eleven HI-MACS pieces were used for the construction of SleepBox. They started off as flat sheets, which were thermoformed using a vacuum membrane press, and then glued together to create one continuous, seam-free design.

The SleepBox project was produced in collaboration with Klausler Acrylstein AG and supervised by Mathias Bernhard and Manuel Kretzer. SleepBox is also set to be exhibited at Swissbau 2012, starting Jan. 17.