November 20, 2012
Putting your head in the Ostrich Pillow
The Ostrich Pillow certainly gets a few laughs, but as silly as it looks, it’s designers claim a serious purpose. For instance, who hasn’t nodded off at the airport, on the train or at a work desk? The company behind the Ostrich Pillow claims to have found the ideal product to help the weary catch a few zeds in comfort, virtually anywhere.
Designed for Studio Banana Things, the two designers of the Ostrich Pillow met in London while they were both studying architecture.
The distinctive, okay, let’s be honest, hilarious design has several functions that set it apart. It’s more than a cushion or pillow; the Ostrich Pillow offers a microenvironment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates both your head and hands, making it the perfect pod for a power nap.
You can use the Ostrich Pillow at your desk, on a bench, on the train or while you’re waiting at the airport. Stuffed with synthetic material “for maximum performance and lightness”, according to its inventors – the distinctive-looking pillow has a hole in which to put your head, and a mouth hole designed to allow its wearer to breath easily.
The Ostrich Pillow is not for a sneaky sleep at work where no one will notice! It’s distinctive design is like pulling on cross between a space suit and a balaclava. It has two side holes, which enables the wearer to store their hands – if napping at a table at their work desk, for example.
Another great use for the Ostrich Pillow is for travelling. We’ve all at one time or another been stranded at the airport, exhausted with nowhere comfortable to take a nap. The design will gently support your head, meaning stiff and sore necks from nodding off in transit lounges will be a thing of the past.
The creators claim that it genuinely works, saying: “We have tried it in airports, trains, aeroplanes, libraries, at the office, on a sofa and even on the floor and it’s really wonderful.” While at the time of writing, it had not yet gone in production the Ostrich Pillow will go ahead if its fundraising targets are met on Kickstarter. And if it does become available, we dare you to put your head in the Ostrich Pillow – somewhere very public.