ISSUE 98  |  Under the Covers

A Desk That Transforms into a Bed

November 11, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Spotted in the Berlin live-work apartment of Mira Schröder, exhibition designer for experimental design group BLESS: a piece of furniture that flips from spacious desk into an instant bed. The perfect solution for small, urban living, it’s also ideal for offering nap options in a work setting.

Above: The design in desk mode. A side unit provides desk (and bed) shelving. Photographs via Freunde von Freunden.

Above: With the press of a button Mira Schröder begins the transformation process from desk to bed. Read an interview with her about BLESS at Freunde von Freunden.

Above: The Workbed is part of BLESS’s No. 33 Artistcare collection; it stemmed from the desire to create a comfortable sleep and workspace in one. As Schröder explains, “BLESS is much more than a brand, it is a concept of life.”

Above: The Workbed’s mattress is unveiled by a rotating mechanism. Sheets are specially designed to latch to the underside of the table when it is turned upside down.

Above: The Workbed in bed mode. 

Above: The design is available directly from the company, which has offices in Berlin and Paris; for pricing and more information contact BLESS.

Check out BLESS’s bead and macramé extension cords in 5 Favorites: Alternative Extension Cords. Living in tiny quarters? See more posts on Small Space Living. And for another experimental desk design, go to Transformer Furniture