Clerkenwell Design Week 19-21 May 2015
London Festival of Architecture 1-30 June 2015
Sleep is mysterious. It cannot be avoided, only delayed.
Could there be a future scenario in which a new typology of ‘public sleeping parlours’ populate our city streetscape?
Will the lack of night sleep for many, create a future generation of day-nappers?
Taking its name from the personification of sleep in Greek mythology, Hypnos features sleeping pods, consisting of colourful felt hammocks hanging from timber frames.
Guests are given a chance to withdraw from the hectic commotion of daily life and immerse in the pleasures of Suspended inactivity.
This multi-sensory and interactive installation, launched at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015, features an environment that respond to our ever increasing resistance to conventional patterns of rest and sleep.
The result is a new furniture and space typology creating cloistered areas of rest in busy environments like offices, trade fairs, airports and …. future urban sleeperies.
curation, design and production team: Antoine Pascal, Amy Croft, Anna Rank, Francesco Draisci, Giulia Carlicchi, , Kam Dhiman, Katerina Karachaliou, Rosalba Napolitano, Tiago Arieira
Engineers: Milk Structures
Photos: Carlo Draisci, Edward Bishop