The idea for the Nutshell, which is similar in principle to the Ostrich Pillow, came about during a design class Lew was taking which tasked students to "redesign the next thing they threw out." In her case, this happened to be a sandwich wrapper, and inspired by the fact that busy people often don't take due time to eat a proper lunch, the designer went on to conceive a pod which blocks out the workspace in a bid to make break times more relaxing.
Lew then added folds and stays to make the Nutshell collapsible, lightweight, and wearable. There are actually two main models of Nutshell: the white Go and black Blackout, and the designer also produced a companion app that encourages meditation while using the Nutshell.
Though the Nutshell remains a concept at present, Lew told Gizmag that she's received such positive feedback for the design that she's exploring the possibility of bringing it to market.
Source: Eden Lew
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