vanessa hordies: night night
vanessa hordies: night night
feb 18, 2011

vanessa hordies: night night

‘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

  • so, it’s a reversed wake up light?
    like the concept, would be ideal if it could also be used as a “normal” bedside lamp, i.e. with an on-off switch or something like that…

    cj says:
  • Nice idea and beautiful concept!
    Love it!

    Nina says:
  • is it going to be on the whole night

    L says:
  • In the article it says that the light just switches off on its own after the 15 minutes…

    Fraz says:
  • “brilliant” concept

    I like a lot, but something seems unresolved about the form

    dbkii says:
  • love it.

    clyde says:
  • Poetic!

    Miel says:
  • Niiice!!!

    Roem says:

  • gee- just what i’ve always wanted.
    now an app. for my iphone.

    osmosis8 says:
  • Of course it is not a reversed wake up lights, dear cj. The concept is clear: it is to fall asleep without worry to turn off the light. Easy to understand no?! But if you want to know a place where you can buy on of those “normal” bedside lamps I can tell you.
    Congratulations for the piece, Vanessa Hordies :-)))

    cn says:
  • I loved the idea, so simple and so inteligent, great work.

    VLeslie says:
  • absolute great, congratulate

    chop suey says:
  • so you turn it over in the morning? can you leave it plugged in while the sand is in the upper part (now upside down) waiting for nitelite timer time? I want one

    scott says:
  • Bonjour Vanessa !!!

    Jean-Luc DeLaStreet says:

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