The standard bed is the bed with four supporting feet with rectangular shape. That’s how we used to understand the meaning of the word bed. Today designers step aside from those old stereotypes, trying to introduce new shapes under the old meanings.
What Beds of Future Look Like
In 2007 Lomme company introduced to the public a bed of future. Its shape reminds of a hollow egg with an inside sleeping space. It is not just a bed, it rather reminds a small room with own lighting and shelves for personal stuff. While lying inside this egg you may take some relaxing procedures like massage.
The modern beds significantly differ from the classic ones primarily in terms of their shapes. The new beds have more circle-like, smooth shapes. The most popular nowadays are the beds of hammock shapes, swings or cradles like or so called “capsules”. Inside these capsules you will surely feel safe and protected from any kinds of disturbing noise.
Another type of the beds of new age is so called “high-tech”. Straight, clear-cut lines, high-tech solutions are the main features on these beds. Usually these are the hanging and foldaway beds or transformable beds that can easily turn into table, couch or even wardrobe. This kind of beds is the must-have for small-spaced condos.
Beds of future differ not only in terms of their shape, but also in terms of the place they occupy in your apartment. Designers shout “No” to the habitual place in the bedroom. The beds of the future may be placed anywhere in your house since there are no rules and restrictions owing to the modern materials applied in creating contemporary beds that are humidity and heat resistant.
A perfect example of the beds of the future are creations of French-based company “Decadrages”. Couple years ago this company introduced a bed that allows you to sleep literally “under the ceiling”. The bed is hung to the ceiling and you should simply push the button to put it down so you can get on it. You may adjust it to whatever height you want. It moves up and down just like an elevator.
In 2006 Janjaap Ruijssenaars created Magnetic Floating bed. Can you imagine a bed that floats in the air. I bet that the person who sleeps on that kind of bed must have very unusual dreams. Janjaap Ruijssenaars spent almost 6 years on this incredible project. As he says he was inspired by “The Space Odyssey”. The main secret is the magnets installed inside the bed and inside the floor underneath the bed. It can take a load of 900 kg.
Furniture designers from all over the world keep coming up with fantastic ideas. Seems like the word “comfort” takes on a new meaning. The architects and engineers keep exploring the ways to make usual things better.