Ali Ganjavian hoping Ostrich Pillow invention will take off

Ostrich Pillow

Ostrich Pillow

Ostrich Pillow

Ostrich Pillow

Ostrich Pillow

Ostrich Pillow

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

IT is the bizarre idea a businessman hopes can make him a fortune.

Inventor Ali Ganjavian hopes his new creation will revolutionise the daytime powernap.

Called the Ostrich Pillow, it’s a cross between a luxury pillow and a balaclava and offers the chance to rest your head and hands inside a warm enclosed pillow and have forty winks at work or while you’re out.

Romsey-born Mr Ganjavian hopes his pillow, will catch on worldwide.

After just a week of being put on sale the 33-year-old says he has already had 500 orders for the £50 pillows.

But Mr Ganjavian says his firm needs a total of £70,000 to cover manufacturing and design costs and has issued a plea for backing.

A former Embley Park School pupil, who also studied at Eastleigh College, he co-founded his firm Karamura Ganjavian Studios or KG Studios with a university friend and it now has offices in America, France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

The idea to create the pillow came to Mr Ganjavian, who now lives in Madrid, Spain, after he got tired at work.

He said: “We spend many hours working all day and sleep is an essential part of our day. I thought why not create a product that can help us unwind at work.”

It got its name, said Mr Ganjavian, from the way ostriches put their head in the sand.

He added: “It is a product that makes you smile, when you see it.”

KG Studios are no strangers to the world of invention. Since they were established in 2000 they have designed a vast array of different productions, including a “Deskshell”, which offers privacy to computer users in open-office environments.

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12:44pm Tue 25 Sep 12

The Music Man says...

all those sore necks.....
all those sore necks..... The Music Man
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2:06pm Tue 25 Sep 12

dopplershift says...

all those people who should be getting enough sleep at HOME at NIGHT TIME rather than putting their bodies under strain. I used to feel knackered all the time at work until I started getting regular 7 hours a night. Never yawn or feel sleepy now and feel great.
all those people who should be getting enough sleep at HOME at NIGHT TIME rather than putting their bodies under strain. I used to feel knackered all the time at work until I started getting regular 7 hours a night. Never yawn or feel sleepy now and feel great. dopplershift
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2:14pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Shoong says...

You might look a bit of a t*t...
You might look a bit of a t*t... Shoong
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2:49pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Smiley69 says...

I so want one - pleeeeeassee!!
I so want one - pleeeeeassee!! Smiley69
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3:14pm Tue 25 Sep 12

BillyTheKid says...

If this is a great success, he'll be so rich he won't need to work. Or "powernap".
Ironic.
If this is a great success, he'll be so rich he won't need to work. Or "powernap". Ironic. BillyTheKid
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4:11pm Tue 25 Sep 12

bazzeroz says...

'has offices in America, France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK' and wants investment of £70k. Even I think a 'Dragon' would say, 'finance it yourself, I'm out'!
'has offices in America, France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK' and wants investment of £70k. Even I think a 'Dragon' would say, 'finance it yourself, I'm out'! bazzeroz
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4:16pm Tue 25 Sep 12

localnews says...

is it April the 1st..........serious
ly
is it April the 1st..........serious ly localnews
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4:21pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Laura85 says...

Who is allowed to fall asleep at work anyway?
Who is allowed to fall asleep at work anyway? Laura85
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4:28pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Laura85 wrote:
Who is allowed to fall asleep at work anyway?
Plenty of people take power naps. There's a lot of evidence they increase productivity. Some of the more progressive employers even install beds in their buildings.
[quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: Who is allowed to fall asleep at work anyway?[/p][/quote]Plenty of people take power naps. There's a lot of evidence they increase productivity. Some of the more progressive employers even install beds in their buildings. Georgem
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4:51pm Tue 25 Sep 12

jazzi says...

So not working to order or fast enough, go put on the egg head and take 10, lol.
How do you see your watch to know how long you napped for ?
So not working to order or fast enough, go put on the egg head and take 10, lol. How do you see your watch to know how long you napped for ? jazzi
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5:31pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Georgem says...

jazzi wrote:
So not working to order or fast enough, go put on the egg head and take 10, lol.
How do you see your watch to know how long you napped for ?
A recent study showed that people don't all work in factories, producing grommets by hand any more, and as such are not subject to "working faster" or otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]jazzi[/bold] wrote: So not working to order or fast enough, go put on the egg head and take 10, lol. How do you see your watch to know how long you napped for ?[/p][/quote]A recent study showed that people don't all work in factories, producing grommets by hand any more, and as such are not subject to "working faster" or otherwise. Georgem
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7:00pm Tue 25 Sep 12

wilson castaway says...

Could be a godsend for my migraines!
Could be a godsend for my migraines! wilson castaway
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9:39am Wed 26 Sep 12

Huey says...

He looks like a big fly when wearing it.
He looks like a big fly when wearing it. Huey
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