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Product news: design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian is now producing a smaller version of its squishy headpiece for napping on the go for children (+ slideshow).

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

Patterned fabric now lines the inside, visible through the two hand holes on either side.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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".

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

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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.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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?

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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 by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

Ostrich Pillow Junior by Kawamura-Ganjavian

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.

  • Concerned Citizen

    The only thing I can think of less useful than this thing is Hillary Clinton.

  • mlk

    Hurray, sweaty head :)

  • doodle

    Very good after brainsurgery.

  • Oh, great – they’re breeding…

  • peter

    My friend bought me the adult one as a joke. He got it with an employee discount at FAB. Even then it was reduced to 30 quid from something absurd like 60. I put in on my head once and within minutes my head was so hot I decided the thing was dangerous.

    The hand holes in the head are also ridiculous because if they’re blocked, the death-from-overheating will just happen sooner. Only successful in the fantasy world of design marketing photography.

  • Nick

    Still trying to flog this tat!?

  • nathan beckwith

    Even less attractive than the ‘onesy’ and of no use at all.

  • melissa

    Didn’t like it the first time round, don’t like it now. Why would anyone need an alien head type hat thing to sleep with?