Friday, September 11, 2009
Bed selection for the most part tends to be for reasons of aesthetic and comfort. Some like high, some like low, some like firm, some like soft and than there are those that still prefer motion a.ka. water beds. I leave coverage on the last preference to others more knowledgable, since noctural floatation was never my thing.
I am well aware that most interior designers are quite proficient at designing custom beds for their clients. Than there are the vintage bed forms from the likes of George Nelson, Paul Frankl, Pace Collection, Osvaldo Borsani, Paul Evans, and Dunbar. My post today however profiles forms currently in production; bed models from companies Molteni&C, Cappellini, B&B Italia, and Poltrona Frau. The designers behind many of these reclining art forms are acclaimed figures in design today. Names like Hannes Wettstein, Naoto Fukasawa, Fabien Baron, Jasper Morrison and Jean Marie Massaud.
As their case good and seating counterparts do, these wonderful lounge forms make a statement in terms of clarity of form and quality of materials as well.
images: (click on images to enlarge)
Molteni&C Low Wave by Hannes Wettstein (top)
Extrabed by Fabien Baron for Cappellini (wenge)
Siena by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia (citrus fabric)
Sleeper by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini (light fabric)
Jackie by Jean Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau (black leather)