Daytime napping is fast becoming a workplace trend, and companies around the world are realising the benefits of its rewards. Google, for example, has dedicated nap pods installed at their headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Various studies over the years have proven that a midday snooze can increase employee productivity and creativity. One such study by the University of Michigan’s Jennifer Goldschmied found that after waking from a 60-minute midday nap, people were less impulsive and had higher tolerance levels.
Unless you work for Google or any other forward-thinking company, chances are you don't have a place to rest your head for that 20-minute power nap, and your desk doesn't count. That's why Greek designer Nancy Leivaditou of Studio NL may have come up with one of the most ingenious designs of this decade - a multi-purpose desk that morphs into a bed.
The story was first picked up by www.housebeautiful.com, which noted that Leivaditou first came up with the design while studying and working in a cramped New York apartment. Multifunctional furniture appears to be the go-to design pieces at the moment as pod-style living takes over from conventional apartments, so it was only a matter of time till someone came up with this baby.