What keeps most people from falling asleep in public? The lack of anonymity or perhaps it’s that most public places are generally gross? Problem solved.
When I first stumbled across the Sleep Suit, the futuristic contraption looked liked a piece of haute couture from some wild fashion spread, but the inspiration for the Sleep Suit comes from Buckminster Fuller’s practice of Dymaxion Sleeping, not Jean Paul Gaultier. The project looks at the dynamic between personal space and the environment. If there is a way to sleep in on my way to and at work, I’m all for it.
Columbia's Sleep Suit Takes Napping Up a Notch
1. Futuristic Sleep Suits - Technology and fashion come together to create innovative sleepwear designed for public napping.
2. Dymaxion Sleeping - Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's alternative sleep pattern, new industrial designs are re-thinking traditional sleep.
3. Personal Space Optimization - Designers are tackling the issue of limited personal space in urban environments with innovative solutions like the Sleep Suit.
1. Textile and Fashion - The Sleep Suit represents a new wave of wearable technology that bridges the gap between fashion and function.
2. Transportation - The Sleep Suit is designed with commuters in mind, and as cities continue to grow, transportation companies may need to consider sleep as an integral part of their service.
3. Industrial Design - From alternative sleep patterns to optimizing personal space, the Sleep Suit represents an outlook on industrial design that values comfort and convenience.