At first glance, a power napster wearing the Studio Banana® Ostrich Pillow® while reclining on an airport bench might be mistaken for a sleeping masked burglar, a space alien or an escaped prisoner. Relax, say Ostrich Pillow designers Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian (Studio KG), and try one on for size. The pillow, which fits over the head and leaves the face exposed, is a micro-environment allowing users to take a warm and comfortable power nap on trains, planes and automobiles—not to mention in the office.
The handmade Ostrich Pillow isn’t really a pillow, cushion, bed or garment, but shares features of each. Wearers pull it over their heads and position their faces in an opening that allows them to breathe. The fabric is 95 percent viscose and 5 percent elastomer, and the cushioning filler consists of micro polystyrene beads, so it’s cozy to wear. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach or side, the Ostrich Pillow will cushion your head. For those office stalwarts who lean forward and snooze with their foreheads down on the desktop, the Ostrich Pillow has an additional comfort feature: holes in the top where users can keep their hands warm. Ostrich Pillow Junior offers “big dreams for little people,” with a larger opening for the face and enhanced padding at the forehead and neck for more comfort and support.
Studio Banana is a network of creative professionals from many disciplines located worldwide, but the group is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and sells the Ostrich Pillow and other inventive products.