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The bed is dead. Next-gen space saving furniture

“The bed is dead”, says Ron Barth of Resource Furniture. To Barth, the idea of occupying a room just to house a bed is archaic. This is because Barth sells beds that are so far beyond the traditional Murphy Bed, it’s awkward to even bring up the term.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YJNKQJN7A2TYMLNMTMMIZCWMAE Woody

    While nice for small spaces, all the “beds” shown look super-uncomfortable.  Really, you’re spending 1/4 to 1/3 of your life in a bed.  It should be comfortable.  Not to mention the fact that older people would have problems in later life opening/closing said beds.  Or the fact that you have 0 privacy in said bedroom-less homes.

    • http://polizeros.com/ Bob Morris

      The beds are counter-balanced and apparently open easily. But good point, they aren’t exactly California Kings, are they?

  • http://www.LAokay.com/ Steve G

    I think it’s a great idea and considering how much wasted space is not used in a typical house and how small some apartments can be if you can’t afford a lot per month for rent, so I welcome the idea of space savers like that. I’d like to see a bed, desk, couch combo that comes up from the floor. Also yes, a California King size bed would be preferable over a twin or a queen.

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