Ostrich Pillow by


Product news: this squishy headgear by Spain and Switzerland-based studio Kawamura Ganjavian creates the perfect conditions for a power nap at your desk, at the airport or in the library (+ movie).

Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

The Ostrich Pillow's padded sides allow the wearer to take a warm and comfortable nap. The eyes and ears are covered while pockets provide a cosy space for hands when leaning on a desk.

Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

"Seeing as we all spend more and more time at work, in front of a computer screen or in transit, we thought why not create something that helps us nap, disconnect and dream?" explains designer Ali Ganjavian in the movie.

Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

The studio has attracted hundreds of backers so far on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Ganjavian and co-founder Key Portilla Kawamura are also founding members of the multidisciplinary creative platform Studio Banana.

Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

Other projects by Kawamura-Ganjavian we've featured on Dezeen include screens made of velcro-covered sticks and a padded reading room in a bookshop.

Here's more information from Studio Banana:

Ostrich Pillow offers a micro-environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor cushion, bed or garment, but a bit of each, all at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates both your head and hands, perfect for a power nap.

You can use the Ostrich Pillow at your desk, on a bench, on the train or while you wait at the airport to catch a flight. In fact, you can use the Ostrich Pillow whenever and wherever you feel like a nap is needed.

The Ostrich Pillow's ergonomic design and comfort makes it both very easy to use and store. Designed to fit every head, it’s made from light materials that make it easy to take with you wherever you go.

"We released our prototype online and discovered that everyone loves the Ostrich Pillow just as much as we do, so we decided to make Ostrich Pillow a reality. We chose Kickstarter – a funding platform for innovative designs to support our dream and produce our product. We designed the Ostrich Pillow with our users in mind and we wanted to use a platform where our fans can help build and share the dream with us."

Movie: Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

  • Dave Gronlie

    Even if it doesn’t weigh much, it’s bulky. How many people who like to travel “lite” are going to bring this thing along with them to an airport?

    • Cyx

      Instead of carrying it with you, maybe they should provide for customers in the public space such as airport etc. could solve this problem.

    • Traveler

      I’d be more than happy to make room in my carry-on for it on one of my 30 hour flights from Australia to the US.

  • Concerned

    I dare anyone to wear this within sight of another human.

  • Mandizzle

    The most ridiculous thing ever posted on this site. Love it!

  • A pickpocket's dream.

  • wpgmb

    Playful yet absolutely ridiculous.

  • admiral ackbar

    It's a trap!

  • Inspired by how many hours of Half-Life 2?

  • Omar

    After failing to assemble his flat pak furniture for the 3rd time, Dave retreated into his happy place.

  • Tigerbeer

    Designed for architects after too much work the head needs some rest.

    • carla

      Oh yes, thats for sure its definetely an invention for architecture students!

    • Als

      …a fast way of getting fired.

  • kik

    Strummy happy guitar music? Must be a Kickstarter video.

  • J Mint

    Interesting, but it’s my mouth I would want to hide when I nap. In this case it is highlighting the dripping of saliva.

    Not safe and practical to nap in this with your luggage in the airport…

  • T,.T

    Give me your wallet.

  • Roberto Revano

    It looks like someone put their pants on their head.

  • carla

    Haha! For the sceptical, check the Kickstarter website where its been lauched 7 days ago. They’ve already reached 115% of their goal. It’s gonna be produced for sure now!


    Must be so comfortable.

  • Jordi Panzram

    “Seeing as we all spend more and more time at work, in front of a computer screen or in transit, we thought why not create something that helps us nap”

    What about proposing an alternative lifestyle that goes against this sorry current “all-work” routine instead?

    • pinkystink

      Now that is crazy ;-)

  • Luap Silopek

    Makes you look like a garlic clove in that commercial with the happy speaking vegetables.

  • Guest

    Cushioned glory hole.

  • pinkystink

    I would love to see how this went down on Dragons Den! I would feel very vulnerable in a public place wearing this, plus if I worked in an office not sure the boss would be too keen on me sleeping on the job, even if I did work long hours.

    I just can’t see how this would be applied other then for air, long haul coach travel.

  • Amie

    It’s also a pretty good tool for those who are scared of giving blow jobs!

  • jzesty

    I want to punch that thing.

  • Brian

    Looks like a locust head – great party hat!

  • Concerned Citizen

    So, what does your hair look like after you jerk that thing off?

  • Michael

    You killed Kenny!!!!

  • FMg

    I think I can wear that to a costume party… going to look like an alien. I need to figure out how to cut the eye-hole though LOL

  • jane

    It’s the funniest thing I have ever seen. I’m ordering it in pink!

  • BillC

    They should do a mobile rental space for people who are stranded in airports. Like mini hotel rooms.

  • melanie

    Haha, sorry but no. Chances are high you’d get beaten up in that thing.