Anna Luise Pfau

März / March - 2021

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

Master of Arts


Increasing numbers of cases of health and mental overload caused by overwork are ubiquitous today. DOZE is a piece of seating furniture that contributes to conscious and physical relaxation in the context of the work break. The influence of company canteens on corporate culture has been underestimated until now. DOZE is a concept tailored to company canteens that exploits the potential of this place and addresses the original function of the work break. Working in offices will increase for many employees. As balanced working becomes more relevant in New Work concepts, the need arises to deal with the regenerative break in a more targeted and intensive way. Integrating a piece of furniture in the canteen, creating a concrete offer of additional regeneration within the work break, follows the enormous need for temporary time-outs and gives the work break the moment and occasion it deserves.