by Miryam Muller in ,

Sleepbox is a small mobile compartment (box) with a 2.5×1.6m base and 2.5-3m height that allows everybody in unforeseen circumstances to spend a night safely and inexpensively or simply to kill a few hours without leaving the luggage. One of its main advantages is its ability to be installed in the airport “clean” zone, just in front of the gates. This is precisely the area where travelers have to spend hours waiting for their delayed flights or transfer.

Base features of the sleepingbox include ventilation and sockets for notebook and mobile phone chargers. Space for luggage is under the bed, and each bed has a nightstand. In addition to general lighting, it has built-un LED reading lamps and the windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy.

In mid-August 2011, the first Sleepbox was installed at the aeroexpress terminal of sheremetyevo international airport in moscow, russia. It represents the base version made of MDF with a natural ash-tree veneer. It had attracted such a great deal of interest from passengers and big companies that chances are first commercially operated boxes will be installed at airports and in the city by the end of this year.