Haworth’s Plug & Play Power Nap Capsule to sell for $19,300
Innovation and flexibility have been Haworth cornerstones since the company was founded in 1948. These principles remain their driving force today, as chairman Matthew Haworth and president and CEO Franco Bianchi lead a worldwide effort to create great, adaptable workspaces.
CalmSpace is a stand alone, “plug & play” power nap capsule, designed specifically for the office environment by Marie-Virginie Berbet. In times of high-speed work and a demanding economy, many companies offer their employees collaborative relaxation areas like lounges and cafeterias, but few have explored the benefits of calm, individual relaxation. CalmSpace attempts to fill this gap by allowing individuals a relaxation space to refresh, relax, and re-energise to be ready for productive activity.
The user can select a power nap period from 10 to 20 minutes, including preset sound and light cycles that will let the individual to fall asleep and wake up smoothly. CalmSpace has been developed by Haworth in cooperation with Zyken, who provided scientifically-validated light and sound technologies. It is made of dark grey-blue coloured composite material with acoustic foam used between the internal and external skin. Haworth tested a prototype of the CalmSpace concept at the call centre of France Telecom Orange in Lyon in 2011. Now, Haworth is extending CalmSpace’s approach to the everyday work environment.
Haworth exhibited CalmSpace at Stand B70 in Hall 6 at Orgatec 2012.
Executives looking forward to power-nap enter via an acoustic curtain and lay down on a comfortable fabric upholstered mattress, where they are able to select a power nap time period, programmed for 10 or 20 minutes, including preset light and sound setting cycles, helping them fall asleep and wake up smoothly.
Crafted of dark grey-blue colored composite material, the $19,300 CalmSpace boasts acoustic foam used between the internal and external skin, which makes it cozy enough to lull people to sleep.