When you crawl in bed at night, you are probably just thankful for a comfy, warm place to rest. However, some people take their sleeping experiences to the next level and really push the boundaries of creativity. The sleeping spaces featured here go beyond normal and into the realm of extreme beds.
Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars’ floating bed looks like a prop from a David Copperfield magic show. This extreme bed was created in the summer of 2006 after six years of development. The bed is attached to the ground by four thin cables, which are only there to ensure that the bed stays motionless. The true magic comes through the use of magnets, which enable the bed to float up to 40cm off the ground and carry up to 900 kilograms in weight.
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High Fidelity Canopy
The Hi-Can High Fidelity Canopy bed is the perfect sleep space for the tech geek in your life. Designed by Italian Edoardo Carlino, the Hi-Can is equipped with a state of the art sound system, a home theatre screen that slides down from its home within the bed frame, a built in computer, a pressure-balanced mechanical bedding system, remote controlled blinds, an iPod interface and much more.
Looking like it came straight from The Jetsons, the Lomme is a bed and a piece of art rolled into one. The bed was created to provide you with the most restful and rejuvenating night of sleep possible. The bed features a light therapy system that mimics the setting sun to help you fall asleep and it wakes you the next day with a rising sun simulation. The Lomme Bed’s other features include color therapy, an integrated iPod dock and an integrated massage system.
If you want to keep your riches close by while you sleep, the Safe-T Bed is the sleep system for you. Hollandia International is known for creative sleep solutions and when a customer inquired about integrating a gun safe into his bed, the company responded with the Safe-T Bed. The bed features an integrated safe to store your self-defense weapon of choice, precious jewels or wads of cash – all nuzzled securely under your resting head.
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Think reclining rocking chair meets baby swing and you have the Private Cloud bed. Created by German designer Manuel Kloker, the bed actually rocks. Many babies find comfort in a swing and so the idea behind the bed is that adults, too, find comfort in the smooth rocking motion. The bed also includes a canopy in your choice of fabric for added tranquility.
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