Marie Virginie-Berbet, ‘NARCO’, 2006
"NARCO is a cell for napping. It optimizes environmental conditions to provide a regenerating short-time sleep by avoiding sleep inertia. The monolithic shell allows an unobtrusive integration of the cell into the workspace and a direct access to sleep. It provides a sound and visual insulation from the workplace without creating a claustrophobic space. The “hammock” shape of the interior cocoon allows a levitation position, which must reduce the fall asleep latency. It’s also conceived to prevent the user to fall in deep sleep, which provoke sleep inertia. Narco detects precisely when the user fall asleep. Ten minutes later (optimal time for avoiding sleep inertia and long enough to be regenerating), a soft light increases in the cocoon strips to awake the user softly."