Contemporary bedding follows the trend of higher usability and technology in addition to aesthetics. However, many such items eschew an important part of the usability criteria, and that is the level of human interaction. Mehdi Mojtabavi’s ingeniously conceived Cuddle Mattress poses a solution by actually assisting human intimacy.
How so? Well, in usual cases, if one loves to cuddle up to his/her partner, the blood vessels and nerves in the arms and limbs tend to get ‘numb’ thus resulting in physical discomfort. However, the Cuddle Mattress has special slats built in that allows one to slide his/her hands inside the recesses in an easy and comfortable manner.
The series of slats are divided on the upper and lower part of the mattress. This convenient arrangement allows the user to comfortably wedge their arms as well as feet when cuddling (or just sleeping on the side or on the stomach). Moreover, the slats come with both a firm and a soft side, which can be changed by the users as per their preference. This combined with a stretchable bed sheet can make the Cuddle Mattress a practical conception, perfect in the ambit of intimacy.
The slats themselves come in three different varieties – latex, polyurethane and polyurethane memory foam. Mehdi Mojtabavi’s creation received a Red Dot award in 2007, while also being a finalist entry for 2008 Industrial Designers Society of America.
UPDATE: Cuddle Mattress PU version comes at a starting price tag of $1,249 and the memory gel version has a starting price tag of $1,599. Both these mattress versions come in Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes.