French furniture brand Smarin has created a temporary installation of soft dune-shaped lounge chairs, designed to encourage visitors to stop and take a nap. Visitors are invited to “disconnect and recharge” at the installation in the Zumtobel Lighting warehouse in Dubai, which features a variety of products designed by Smarin.
The Dune chairs are made from different densities of foam, so they are soft in some places and harder in others for varying levels of support. Each of the chairs is shaped differently, with some resembling gently sloping hills and others that look more like clouds.
In addition to furniture, the Nap Bar is furnished with latex-filled pillows – with holes in the middle for visitors to rest their faces – wool ponchos, herbal teas and essential oils. Circular Kairos lamps hang over the furniture, and turn themselves on and off in five-second intervals to resemble breathing.
Also on display is Smarin’s Play Yet! modular shelving system, which is made from cork and wood, and requires no rails or screws to be assembled. The Nap Bar will be open at the Zumtobel Lighting warehouse from 9 to 31 March 2016, as part of the Design Days Dubai and Art Dubai events.
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