Saint Petersburg-based designer Natalia Rumyantseva created the bed, still in prototype stages, from white fiberglass. Shaped like an irregular egg, LED lights speckle the curved roof over a mattress with an adjustable slope. A built-in audio system plays either music or white noise, and can also be programmed to work as an alarm clock. An “aroma dispenser,” as Rumyantseva describes it on her website, releases therapeutic scents.
These days, many of us rely on eye masks, white noise machines, and sleep aids to get some rest. Could all this be obsolete in the not-so-distant future, when our high-tech beds function as at-home sleep spas, letting us commune with the cosmos without leaving our cramped apartments?