A pillow for the workplace

After a busy week attending Employee Benefits Live 2012, a power nap with the Ostrich pillow could be just what the doctor ordered for staff here on the news desk.

The Ostrich Pillow, from designers Kawamura-Ganjavian and product innovators Studio Banana Things, is designed so that its users can rest their heads on any surface, such as desks, while isolating them from outside disturbances.

According to the designers, a 20-minute nap can increase productivity by over 30%. The designers said on their website: “Working patterns are constantly evolving. We gradually spend more time in our working environment, and this in turn means that we often need to make work and rest fully compatible within the same space.

“Ostrich offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable nap at ease,” they said.