There is something amazing about sleeping under the stars. We don’t do it often anymore, but I think we are all amused by the blanket of burning gas orbs millions of miles away. Our physiology is sensitive to the starry night, too.
We’re more likely to sleep under a glow of street lights piercing our blinds than any starlight. But Russian designer Natalia Rumanyantseva imagines the Cosmos Bed,” a model of the future of sleep.
Shaped like a cross-sectioned egg, a design that has its own nurturing qualities, the Cosmos Bed is a simultaneously artificial and incredibly natural sleep experience.
If most of us will live in massive cities now and for years to come, than the future of sleep will have to somehow manage natural sleep habits in very unnatural environments.
The “roof” of the Cosmos Bed is peppered with LED lights that look exactly like a peaceful blanket of stars. The lights are tuned to therapeutic sensations, and an aromatic dispenser softens sleep even more.
With the capsule shape and star-like lights, the Cosmos Bed may deceive you into thinking you’re flying through space, but the future of sleep will have to reflect the natural comfort of laying underneath the stars.
The future of sleep might be found more in ancient patterns. Rumanyantseva’s Cosmos Bed takes what we know about natural sleep habits and places it appropriately in the context of the present and future. Her design is the perfect kind of future-focused creativity. In the future, will we just sleep in fully-formed capsules that isolate all disturbances?
Photo Credit: Natalia Rumyantseva
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