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Retractable Bed For Small Interiors

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Built by California designer Funn Roberts, this hanging apparatus for those in apartments and small homes combines elegance with the act of saving space. Made from a gravity-driven system of taut wires, the suspended bed frame lowers from above your head at night to transform a living room into a bedroom. The floating frame itself isn’t the only element in the transition, though; it’s aided by a mantle-style collapsable wood table and two bedside furniture pieces which help create complete sleeping quarters come evening. During the day, the tucked-away bed serves as an overhead focal point and a lighting source, with a living room light mounted under its belly. Though the structure isn’t flush to the ceiling, its design and details fit into the environment of a compact apartment or home space. Making the most out of a small floorplan, this retractable bedroom system is sure to open up any apartment in a more elegant fashion than a wall bed or futon.

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With its mechanical structure tucked above the ceiling beams and behind one wall, the bed itself is the only out-of-the-ordinary object above your head in the apartment. Still, its bottom-mounted room light helps make it part of the ceiling instead of a completely incongruous object.

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The bed uses thin yet strong wires in a pulley system as its method of suspension, so the bed looks fairly unobstructed when set down on the ground. The light disappears underneath, darkening the room for sleep.

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A pseudo-rectangular slab of wood, uncut on its sides, swings down from its state as a table during the day to become a headboard by night. Each of the room’s accent tables is perfectly positioned to become bedside tables when the bed is on the floor.
Funn Roberts
via Freshome

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