Sleep in public places
Lack of sleep and stress are some of our great unhealth problems in our time. Rewind attempts to create opportunities for sleep wherever you need it. On the buss, in airports, at work and why not at the pub?
Sleep is one of man's most basic needs, something we cannot exist without. We live in a time when stress and cases of "burnt-out" people have become a growing problem and where sleep deprivation can be characterised as a threat to people's health. This forms the background to project Rewind. A small nap during the day is a good way to re-energise oneself and feel better. How does one support the individual's opportunity to gather his energies during the day through a short nap?
The project's starting point is to create an environment that supports sleeping in public, for example in the office or on a train. Sleep will be allowed to take place, and form the character of a room. The challenge lies in questioning conventional assumptions for sleep and think in new ways.
||Inspirational sketch - a mobile sleeping environment.
Illustration: Mathias Nordström.
Rewind will result in a prototype for stress reduction and energy giving rest in a public space. By stepping into an environment that supports falling asleep and awakening it is possible to take a nap during the day whilst at work. The technology used involves biosensors that the prototype uses to adapt to an individuals needs for sleep and rest. By creating an environment that favours sleep, the bed and sleep and the public space acquire a new meaning. In Rewind, the concept of rest and sleep are researched as well as the tension between active and passive. Is it possible to see rest as an active event?