In Japan, sleeping at your desk is considered a badge of honour – if you’re that fucking tired, you *must* be working hard.
We couldn’t agree with this philosophy more if we tried, but unfortunately catching zzz’s while you’re on the clock is less likely to yield a pat on the back as it is a slap across the head in most Aussie workplaces.
Unless you work at Google.
But there’s hope for a brighter future, where desk-naps are an accepted practice if only because they’re done discreetly.
Enter The Sleeper Desk, a multi-function, desk-meets-bed that would have been the answer to George Costanza‘s dreams.
Currently a prototype, the genius bit of fold-out furniture contains an in-built nook that holds a mattress, with one of its four sides on a hinge so it can used as a headrest for your pillow.
Walls are optional, and can be used or not used depending on how many fucks you give about the chance your boss will walk past while you’re enjoying peaceful slumber.
Studio NL, based in Greece, came up with the idea for a sleeper desk after one of its employees chucked a Costanza and slept under his desk while studying/working in cramped AF New York.
As the site explains:
“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. Eventually, I realised that each civilization may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example, 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.”
Endless possibilities, m8s, endless possibilities.
PS: If you’ve never watched it, pls immediately wrap this Seinfeld clip around your eyeballs.
Images via Studio NL.