‘night night’ by vanessa hordies image © designboom

‘night night’ is a lamp that is meant to accompany people to sleep. designed by belgian-based vanessa hordies  it takes the form of an hourglass in which the sand within covers the actual light, drowning out the luminosity of the bedroom. when you turn the hourglass over, a timer switches on for 15 minutes, approximately the amount of time needed for someone to fall asleep.

vanessa hordies: night night all electronic components are built into the lamp’s wooden base image courtesy of ECAL

research has shown that it usually takes people between ten to twenty minutes to fall asleep. the objective of ‘night night’ is simple. following the sleeper during his or her nightly ritual, the lamp’s function is to switch off so that it does not remain on for the entire duration of the night.

all of the electronics are built into the light’s wooden base. when a button is pushed the lamp switches on for 15 minutes. it is essential for the lamp turn off on its own, enabling the sleeper to get his visa for dreamland.

vanessa hordies: night night view of the sand cover the light image courtesy of ECAL

‘night night’ was presented as part of ‘101% designed in brussels‘ during the 2011 stockholm furniture fair.

vanessa hordies: night night up close image © designboom