For those of us who have chronic back pain, this just might be the solution to our problems. Imagine sleeping in perfect comfort all night, without having to toss around and around because of lumps in the mattress. Think about utmost bliss while taking your beauty sleep.
This is what Janjaap Ruijssenaars had in mind when he designed the “floating bed.” Yes, you read that right, a floating bed. For his inspiration, the young Dutch architect used the monolith from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Science fiction fans would surely remember that “thing” full of mystery. Ruijssenaars, however, thought to make something practical out of it. Hence his floating bed.
So how does this thing work? It hovers above the floor, that’s how it works! It is held in place by thin cables while magnets on the underside repel magnets on the floor. The bed doesn’t look very comfortable at this point, though. In fact, it can double as a dining table. Hmm, how comfortable can a dining table be? Another question that enters one’s mind is whether people with metal plates or piercings can use this bed. Won’t the metal parts be pulled by the magnets? The designer claims that as long as you stay away from underneath the bed, you’ll be all right.
Janjaap Ruijssenaars admits that the bed isn’t ready for use as it is. It still needs cushions and mattresses to make it the bed we’ve all been dreaming for. It might remain a dream for most of us though. With a price of 1.2 million Euros ($1.54 million), only the rich and the famous can afford this baby.