Voted the Best Piece of Bedroom Furniture at the recent Furniture Fair, the New Zealand designer's creation represents a clever and gorgeous rethinking on where we lay our heads to rest. Part of Design Mobel's first annual Challenging How We Sleep project in which a designer is chosen to challenge to do just that, David Trubridge devised this novel solution by examing the problem from an unexpected angle.
"I forgot about beds and tried to think about sleep. I asked lots of people what sleep meant to them. Invariably the answers contained words like floating, cosy, romantic, rocking, trusting. My design thoughts started with these feelings," he explains. His meditation on the nature of slumber led him to conclude that not only did beds need to be a lot more portable and flexible, but more romantic as well...a private, safe cocoon. "Sleep is a voyage through dreams when we wholly give ourselves up in trust, lying curled up in our bed vessel feeling safe and cosy. It can be ten minutes in the office, an hour on the lawn or all night in any place we pull our cradle to...A bed is a liferaft that bears us safely through the terrifying storms of nightmares and the blissful calm of gently waking on a summer afternoon."
- Lesley Scott (via Stylehive)
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