Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waaay cool - "Sleepbox" for airport travelers

I love that the video (above) is silent, so no need for language or translation. I would totally use one of these if I had a lengthy layover between flights.

The Sleepbox, designed by Russian architecture and design firm Arch Group, is a rental sleeping chamber designed to populate airports and other transportation hubs in lieu of proper hotel rooms. Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport has installed some trial units, of a "hostel edition" design.

The rather bare-bones "hostel edition" sleeps two in a bunkbed configuration, has its own ventilation system and provides power and lighting, but lacks the wi-fi, internal vending machine and alarm clock of the standard unit. See pics below of standard edition.

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