In ancient times (8000 BC), one could find rest at the end of a long workday on a pile of straw and a heap of palm leaves. It wasn’t until the ancient Egyptians that we begin to see the first beds that even closely resemble the sort of frames and raised surfaces that we see and enjoy today. Elite Egyptians had raised beds, accessible by steps with mounds of pillows to cozy into and curtains to hang around, and pharaohs and queens even had beds made of wood that were ornately carved with hieroglyphics. King Tutankhamun’s bed was gilded in gold.
Needless to say, we have come a very long way with designing beds. Following are some of the best bed designs on the market today. They reflect luxurious comfort, unique designs, innovative thinking and sheer genius. Just writing this makes me want to crawl into my own bed.
Atelier brings us Bridge, a contemporary bed that offers exceedingly advanced quality, functionality, comfort and invention. This makes the best of interior design list because of its sleek reinterpretation of a familiar form, with added functionality. The headboards are completely adjustable and the minimal lines give the bed amazing architecture and a sinuous frame that is not only chic but peaceful. Living up to Atelier’s mission, this bed is all about lifestyle: for the late-night worker, who wants to crawl in bed, read, write on their laptop, cozy into a space and sleep. The mattress is aligned with the frame, so this bed isn’t one that you or your client would have to crawl out of — and it’s perfect for the busy city dweller who needs comfort and functionality. To learn more about this bed, and other beds by Atelier, please visit Atelier.
All one has to do is glance at this bed to see exactly why it has made the best of interior design list. Inventive as it is conversational, this piece is sure to set-off a “wow-factor” from viewers. A perfect blend of serenity and contemporary design, one could easily get the sense that they’re floating away on this bed. Andrea Lucatello, the designer, created this modern art piece (yes, I am taking it that far) for Cattelan Italia, and clearly threw out limitations, antiquated ideas and put a new form on the market that is stylish without compromising quality or comfort.