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Take a nap and disconnect

This project was part of DDW 2023
The House of Dreams

With House of Dreams we explore the bedroom of the future. We offer a bedstead made of only responsible and locally harvested materials, a safe place to close your eyes, take a nap, refresh your mind and dream a dream that stays your own.

Cherish your Dreams

Where we sleep, when we sleep and how long we sleep has changed throughout history. Our current sleeping pattern dates back to the 19th century, when the introduction of artificial light changed the sleeping landscape. After all, this meant that sunset no longer marked the end of our social and/or work activities.
Currently, we are at the dawn of a new era; the AI era.
We think this development will really impact our bedrooms and change the way we sleep.
We have already seen digital devices making their appearance in the bedroom. We scroll through our phones, watch something on television or read an article on our tablets before closing our eyes to go to sleep. But it doesn't stop here.
With the rapid development of AI and EEG, in a few years we will be able to control our phones, electric cars or laptops using only our thoughts. It is long past strange to think that not only our thoughts will be recorded, but even our dreams.
The question we ask ourselves with House of Dreams is, is this what we want?


Fasade and roof with Velux take-back service — © Simone van Es

Simone van Es