Nutshell helps workers reclaim "social solitude" by shrouding them in fabric

Design student Eden Lew has created a prototype for a portable fabric pod called Nutshell that can be used to encase the top half of the body when time out from the workplace is required. Part of Eden Lew's work for the Products of Design course at New York's School of Visual Arts, Nutshell was designed for students and workers who habitually skip proper work breaks as a device to encourage them to rest. 

When fully extended, the product surrounds the user in fabric from the torso and up over the head, supported by circular ribs, concealing them inside a canvas "shell".

Available in three different styles, it is wearable and collapsible, meaning that it can be used throughout the day for activities like snatching naps or eating lunch in solitude.

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