70cm High Bed

The function of the typical bed frame is to raise one’s mattress. 70cm High Bed emerged from an investigation into what more the bed frame could achieve. It raises the mattress to the familiar height of a dining table, but introduces an unfamiliar means of going to bed: climbing up steps. This emphasises the ritual of going to sleep – of leaving the day behind and entering another state. The dis-junction of states is played up by the splaying of two of the bed’s legs and their re-purposing as stair stringers. This creates a seemingly impossible angle. Concealed steel brackets reinforce the structure and prevent the bed from collapsing. The frame is otherwise intentionally simple and reductionist in design – a composition of unadorned oak components. 70cm High Bed translates the performance of a ritual (going to bed) into furniture design.