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Designing for sleep

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10 November 2020

Episode 474

30 minutes

Don’t want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, when it comes to sleep, quality is as important as quantity. For proof, we test out the humble futon, hear about the work of famed mattress-manufacturer Hästens and take to the night skies with design studio Caon.

10 November 2020

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Futon

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Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson explains why there’s some simple joy – and a good night's rest – to be found on the humble futon.

4 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Hästens

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Swedish premium-bedding manufacturer Hästens’ fifth-generation owner Jan Ryde tells us about the virtues of good mattress design.

10 minutes

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Qantas Dreamliner

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Hear how David Caon designed the fit-out of Qantas’s Dreamliner plane, so passengers could get some shut-eye on one of the world’s longest flights.

8 minutes

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