Spain and Switzerland-based studio Kawamura-Ganjavian have scaled down their Ostrich Pillows for ad-hoc snoozing to be suitable for children aged six and over.
Originally funded on Kickstarter, the padded grey helmets are designed to make sleeping at the desk, on long car journeys or in waiting rooms more comfortable - find out more in our previous story.
The design has been modified for kids so the whole face is visible through the hole in the front, compared to just the nose and mouth on the adult model.
Patterned fabric now lines the inside, visible through the two hand holes on either side.
When we published the adult version, our commenters called it "a pickpocket's dream" and compared it to a "garlic clove" and a "locust head".
Kawamura-Ganjavian has also designed a padded reading room at a bookshop in Lausanne and screens made of sticks covered in Velcro for an exhibition in Milan.
Our most recent stories about design for sleep include a squishy light that can be used as a warm, glowing pillow and the first Sleepbox hotel made from portable sleeping capsules in Moscow.
Read on for more information from the designers:
Ostrich Pillow hit the headlines across the globe 12 months ago and everybody was talking about it, from Perez Hilton to Stephen Fry, Jimmy Kimmel to the cast of 'Modern Family', Tech Crunch to the Sun, Hypebeast to Loose Women, Huffington Post to Bloomberg.
The Ostrich Pillow launch made a sensation last year when it it’s founders raised more than $200,000 in just 30 days via the amazing crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign.
The people have spoken with sales stretching across the globe, and the sleep-deprived masses have been relishing the calm in their "Ostrich Pillow moments". Have you Instagrammed your's yet?
We at Ostrich Pillow like to be inclusive so now with public demand telling us to think about the kids, so here we are announcing the launch of Ostrich Pillow Junior. From ages six plus, the Ostrich Pillow Junior is the perfect travelling and napping companion for kids for car journeys, study breaks and general time outs.
Beautifully designed, hand-made to perfection in Spain and supercool, this new addition is more fun, more functional and more bang for your buck.
Ostrich Pillow Junior comes with a larger opening for the face so both eyes and mouth are visible enhanced padding at the forehead and neck to give more comfort, support and ease for the younger user.
The pillow comes with two unique interior colours – Berry Snooze and Dreamy Waves and comes with a more attractive price and retails at €59, $75 and £50.
Alongside the launch of Ostrich Pillow Junior, the designers have created more colours for the adult range. As well as the original Ostrich Pillow Blue, we now offer you the choice of Mellow Yellow for those bright happy times and Sunset Siesta for those chilled out and laid back moments, solving more of your gifting dilemmas’ as the holiday season draws nearer.
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