Follow by Email

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Funnel Bed, Doha...


This is a real bed in a real bedroom. A bed in daily use. A bed slept in, lounged upon, read in, walked across, a place for late night and early morning chats, a locale where the 'tickle-monster' sometimes hides, and more... This is our bed. We designed it for ourselves... It's a simple bed. It's comfortably low, but it can still be sat on when tying ones shoelaces. It's wide (200 by 200 cm) so the whole family fits onto it on Saturday mornings before the pancakes...  Its backboard is slightly angled (about 15 degrees) and quite tall (approximately 80 cm), just enough to so one can lean ones back and head against it while reading. Across the top  a 'funnel' runs across its back (thus the name of the bed) into which various bed or other related paraphernalia (from glasses and mobiles to artworks) can be stored... 

We've had the bed for a few months now and it's turned out to be a very good bed. We've now extensively field-tested it and it works like a down-filled charm. It's ascetic simplicity suits our Scandinavian/ Arabic sensitivities well, and that's all we can ask of a bed... 


 The bed's 'funnel'...

The backboard can be used to store and display various kinds of paraphernalia and artifacts, including PaperCuts and a (my) childhood teddybear...  


No comments: