The bed has been developed over a number of years by young Polish designer Agnieszka Bernacka, and has just gone into production.
Lomme, which stands for Light Over Matter Mind Evolution, incorporates sound and light therapies which supposedly help people sleep better.
Here's some info from Cycle 13, followed by a press release about the Red Dot award they won earlier this year:
World Wide Premier Launch of LOMME
London 18th September 2008,The Directors of Cycle 13 Est., a Liechtenstein based design company are proud to announce the World Wide Launch of the Production Version of their Lomme Bed.
The Lomme Bed was conceived many years ago in London by Agnieszka Bernacka while at Camberwell College of Arts. She now returns to London with the production premier of her creation at 100% Design today at Earls Court.
â€śIt has been a long journeyâ€ť commented Bernacka as she prepared to fly to London with the Bed on route, â€śWe have an amazing team and its down to them that we are here today with this finished and production ready productâ€ť she said.
Lomme is an egg shaped bed that while in prototype attracted immense public and press interest, now itâ€™s a product you can actually buy and sleep in, â€śthe best nights sleep you ever hadâ€ť is the promise and â€śdare to dreamâ€ť is the slogan, a bed that offers so much more than a place to sleep, light therapy, sound therapy, massage and anti-magnetic protection from harmful rays while you sleep, now why didnâ€™t anyone think of that before?
LOMME WINS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
The first in a new range of life enhancing products has been presented with the highly prestigious Red Dot Award for design.
Lomme (Light Over Matter Mind Evolution) combine stunning design with natural therapies and the organic use of technology. Their unique egg-shaped bed provides both a protective cocoon and revitalising environment.
Lommeâ€™s Creative Director Agnieszka Bernacka explained: â€śLomme is more than a bed, itâ€™s a place for meditation, for rejuvenation. We hope that one day Lomme will be universally associated with bold, innovative, life enhancing design, and weâ€™re simply thrilled to have had our first creation presented with the internationally respected Red Dot Product Design Award.â€ť
Founded in 1955 the Red Dot Design Award (www.red-dot.de) is one of the largest and most important design competitions in the world. With 3,203 submissions from 51 countries, its independent panel of 24 judges recognise outstanding quality, innovation and design.
The award was presented on 23 June 2008 at the Essen Aalto Theatre, Essen, Germany. It was collected by GĂĽnther ThĂ¶ny on behalf of the Lomme design team, which also included Andreas Batliner.
The bed was developed following two years research into both the physical and psychological effects of sleep deprivation, and utilises sound and light therapies to enhance the body's energy centres and stimulate the healing process.
The Liechtenstein based Lomme team are now working on a range of equally bold concepts, which will be launched beginning of the next year.
Lomme is part of Cycle13, which conceives, develops, designs and manufactures products that are natural, life enhancing and mind developing for a cleaner, healthier, happier existence.