I was lucky to arrive in London in time to catch the last day of the 100% design exhibition. There were plenty of cool stuff but only 10% of the products on show were original. One product, however, stood out more than the rest. More than the cool waterfall effect showers and glass fireplaces on moveable tables. What stood out in my opinion, was the Lomme Bed.
Cycle 13 launched their new egg designed production last weekend at 100% design.The bed has been developed over a number of years by young Polish designer Agnieszka Bernacka, and has just gone into production. Lomme, which stands for Light Over Matter Mind Evolution, incorporates sound and light therapies which supposedly help people sleep better. It had been a concept prototype for a 2 years and now it is a product that can be bought, and if it wasn't priced at 30'000 pounds I would bought it that day. It's a bed that offers so much more than a place to sleep, light therapy, sound therapy, massage and anti-magnetic protection from harmful rays while you sleep.
In addition Lomme features a unique light therapy alarm clock. After you have been lulled into a deep restful sleep by the gradual fading light of a simulated sunset, waken naturally as light from the virtual sunrise plays on your skin.
Forming a protective cocoon, Lomme limits external noise to distance you from the outside world. An iPod has been invisibly installed to enable the sleeper to listen to relaxing music, sounds and guided meditations. Advice can be given on the kind of sounds recommended for waking up and falling asleep.