Occhio Di Marmo

The annual London Design Festival promotes the city’s creativity and is one big celebration of design. We sit within the designated 'Shoreditch Design Triangle' – one of the many 'Design Districts' set up all over London where there are distinct concentrations of design activity and events that are easily accessible by foot. So to show our support and spread the word about a great cultural event we thought using our Hanbury Street window space to promote a local designer would be fantastic.

The result is Art Director Anna Burns’ first textile collection ‘Occhio Di Marmo’.

Anna Burns Object is an interiors brand specialising in textiles and home accessories.

ABO’s first collection is inspired by the style, twists and turns of Gialli – a set of cult Italian movie thrillers made in the 60’s and 70’s; director Dario Argento was best known for this genre. Argento created twisted nightmarish worlds set in large scale psychedelic Escher-like environments. The sets play on the richness of art deco styling but infuse it with a bold modern colour palette. These prints have taken the strong geometric form of the movie sets and injected them with layers of jewel-coloured textures from mineral, matter and human hair.

The Hanbury Street window installation plays with these off-killer tensions in a Escher-like purgatory, the perfect environment to house Anna's collection.

Through the window you’re looking at the ceiling of the room and all of the walls are covered in doors. In front of the window, on the pavement, is a huge splurge of Anna’s print and stepping on this opens and closes the doors. One door open will produce a small resonating sound, or open all the doors and you can create a cacophony of noise.

InstaNapzzz – Glasses for napping!

Are you constantly tired? Overworked? Unhappy? Do you like napping but don’t, because you are a normal working adult?

We’ve got you covered!

Introducing… InstaNapzzz! The glasses that make you look awake even when you’re not.

Napping is scientifically proven to improve productivity, but people don’t take naps in fear of being seen as lazy. So W+K creatives Sabine and Claire (creative placement team) and Sam Part (placement designer) wanted to help find a way to get away with a 40-wink productivity boost by making it possible for people to sleep with their eyes wide open.

InstaNapzzz are personalized glasses printed with each user’s own eyes. Thanks to InstaNapzzz, anyone can subtly nod off wherever they desire. And everybody wins: employees feel less tired, their employers get a more productive workforce.

These glasses, far from being a revolutionary innovation, are a playful statement on a bigger issue: raising awareness around napping at work.

Want to get your own free pair? Visit our window installation, designed to echo the visual style of TV infomercials, at our offices between March 30th and April 10th, to make your own InstaNapzzz.

Share your secret snoozes with the world via Instagram using the hashtag #instanapzzz. You may just end up on this very live feed of the best snaps.