When do you sleep the best? When I go to bed at a point of physical exhaustion. I often go skiing with friends in the wintertime. Nothing compares to the feeling of zoning out completely after a whole day in the snow by collapsing into bed. How do you go to sleep? I always sleep stomach-down. I never use a pillow; instead, I take a linen pillowcase, curl the fabric together and rest my head on top of it. It’s strange but it does the trick of getting me to sleep. What is your earliest memory of sleep? I always considered my bed a safe haven when I was a kid and I still feel that way today—I let go of all the things in my head, what’s going on at work and this and that. Your bed is a carefree-zone. It’s where you’re at your most vulnerable and emotionally exposed. Think about watching a film in bed versus on a couch; the couch is cozy but it’s not nearly as intimate and private as your bed. What does sleeping mean to you? I was on the Swedish youth national sailing team when I was a kid. Back then, sleeping was a mere necessity; I’d get up early, spend the whole day on the water, study at night and go to bed simply because I needed the rest. It was an amazing feeling to lie down and fall asleep with my body completely out of energy. But I would get in bed because I had to, not because I wanted to. I’ve matured in my relationship with sleep. Now I actually enjoy going to bed. Tekla is a Danish bedwear brand, founded in Copenhagen in 2016. The brand’s first collection is available online now. "Your bed is a carefree-zone. It’s where you’re at your most vulnerable and emotionally exposed." TwitterFacebookPinterest Tekla is a Danish bedwear brand, founded in Copenhagen in 2016. The brand’s first collection is available online now. "Your bed is a carefree-zone. It’s where you’re at your most vulnerable and emotionally exposed." Related Stories Design Inside Looking Out A rewilding of interior design in the heart of Milan. Design Issue 44 An Unmovable Feast A place setting stitched for every season. Design Partnerships Together Again The return of the small gathering, in partnership with Fritz Hansen. Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Design Issue 42 My Favorite Thing The garden designer, Fernando Caruncho, shares the story behind a painting of his mother.