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OSTRICH PILLOW offers a micro environment in which to take a comfortable power nap in the office, travelling or wherever you want.

Our project has been successfully founded. Now, you can get more information and place an order at www.studiobanananathings.com

Have a power nap in the office, travelling or wherever you want with OSTRICH PILLOW.

1. What is OSTRICH PILLOW? 

OSTRICH PILLOW is a revolutionary new product to enable easy power naps anytime, everywhere, OSTRICH PILLOW ‘s unique design offers a micro environment in which to take a cosy and comfortable power nap at ease. OSTRICH PILLOW has been designed to allow you to create a little private space within a public one, to relax and unwind. Its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your desk, chair, bench or wherever you may be. 

“Because who doesn’t love a good nap” Tech Crunch

“Check out this fun invention. Ok – I’m sold.” Glamour Magazine

 “I think this a super cool project and I fully intend to back it.” The next Web 

 “Kickstarter is never short on inventive ideas from an assortment of different creative realms – as evidenced by the OSTRICH PILLOW from design outfit Kawamura-Ganjavian.” Hypebeast 

 “New Ostrich Pillow offers respite from jet lag.” Telegraph

2. Benefits of power naps? 

Did you know that a power naps of around 20 minutes increases productivity by more than 30%? Seeing as we all spend more and more time at work / in front of a computer screen or in transit, we thought why not create a device that helps you disconnect and dream for short periods of time. That’s how the OSTRICH PILLOW came to life. 

3. Seriously, can I use Ostrich pillow anywhere? 

Have fun and rest anywhere! All you have to do so is choose a place to nap, slip into your Ostrich pillow and you’re set to go. We have tried it in airports, trains, aeroplanes, libraries, at the office, on a sofa and even on the floor and it’s really wonderful! Take it to the beach or skiing if you like and send us your pics! We love to hear about your Ostrich naps! 

4. Who we are? 

We are Kawamura-Ganjavian, a young architecture and design studio that focuses on observing and understanding contemporary human needs. We believe that sleep is one of the most basic human essentials and due to our life styles, our traditional methods of sleep have had to change, Our dream is to improve the world through our environment and products, even if it is while snoring! OSTRICH PILLOW was one of the products we created and shared on the web last year, where we had an overwhelming positive reaction . We discovered that thousands of people around the world shared our need to nap and we just had to share our dream with you….

5. How does it work? 

It is simple straight forward and just intuitive, you just need to slip it on your head and voila! You are isolated to sleep, dream or even just think and relax. 

6. Where we're at… 

We’ve been working on OSTRICH PILLOW for one year, testing and exploring the perfect dimensions and materials to create the best possible experience for the nap. Now, we are ready to bring it to market. 

FAQ

  • Studies have shown that around 20 minutes is ideal.

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  • Yes. We will send out a questionnaire after the funding is complete and we will ask you for a shipping address at that time.

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  • A perimeter of 70cm or less is fine.

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  • Yes, however please note it is not designed as a toy and children under a certain age should not use it without parent supervision.

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  • OSTRICH PILLOW has an opening on the front side allowing you to breathe through your nose or mouth.

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  • No. OSTRICH PILLOW is stuffed with synthetic stuffing for maximum performance and lightness.

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  • Yes, Washing Instructions are included with the product

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  • To preserve the optimum performance of the pillow, we recommend that the pillow be kept dry when in use.

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  • Tell them that in fact, you are working on being more efficient by napping, and then drop the following facts:

    * In a six-year study, researchers found that those who took naps at least 3 times a week had a 37% lower risk of heart-related death. Hence I will be around for longer! How about you?

    * NASA studies have proved that brain function improves dramatically when taking a nap.

    * Naps help improve motor performance, accuracy and moods.

    * NBA Players have been known to nap regularly, especially before games to help with performance.

    If that doesn’t convince them buy them one and let them try it for themselves. They will soon get it!

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    Hey you early birds, That was quick. You’re awesome! Nap-Olympic Champions deserve an OSTRICH PILLOW with (Free shipping to USA, $20 for shipping to Canada or $15 for international shipping).

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    ‘If you are going to get one thing to help you on your napping way, make it the Ostrich Pillow’ – Ali. Thanks you lovely folk, let’s get the napping going! You will receive 1 ORIGINAL OSTRICH PILLOW (Add $15 for shipping to USA, $20 for shipping to Canada or $25 for international shipping).

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    Now that’s what we’re talking about! You are onto a winner! What’s better than a nap? Synchronised napping ! You will receive 2 ORIGINAL OSTRICH PILLOWS, one for you, one for a friend or family, you decide. (Add $20 for shipping to USA, $25 for shipping to Canada or $30 for international shipping).

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    Hey, you are too kind. So you want to get a bunch to share with your family or friends? Maybe start some napping flash mobs? To get that going, you will receive 5 ORIGINAL OSTRICH PILLOWS (Add $25 for shipping to USA, $35 for shipping to Canada or $40 for international shipping).

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    Thanks! You are truly brilliant! Welcome to our Ostrich Pillow family. You will receive 10 ORIGINAL OSTRICH PILLOWS (Add $40 for shipping to USA, $60 for shipping to Canada or $85 for international shipping). Wanting to start an Ostrich Pillow community with friends? Send us your pictures of your group napping moments and we will put them on our site. For distributers, your store will be featured on our website.

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