Desk Bed

Janice Tabin and Louie Adamian

Both students and coaches often work overtime at NuVu; to catch up on sleep, sometimes they take brief naps under their desks. The Desk Bed is designed to make the experience of sleeping under one’s desk more comfortable to ensure a higher quality of sleep. Pulleys embedded in the desk raise and lower a foam mattress, and curtains are added, routed through the pulleys, for privacy and light obstruction. Three of the curtains are attached to the bed, and the fourth hangs loose so people can access the mattress. An aluminum plate undergirds the mattress ensuring that when the system is locked in its raised position, everything is more compact.