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The New Guard: 8 Modern Daybeds with Character


The New Guard: 8 Modern Daybeds with Character

May 25, 2018

The most versatile, and certainly one of the more elegant, pieces of living room furniture is the modern daybed; a place for solo lounging and self-reflection. A new crop of designers are riffing on the classic midcentury modern style with updated design details and creative upholstery combinations. Here are our current favorites.

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Above: Influenced by the shapes and reflections of Reykjavík’s colorful corrugated steel roofs, Skagerak’s Reykjavik Daybed is available in a palette of powder, lavender, and dark peach upholstery. The color balance of the mattress can be changed by flipping it; $5,499 at Connox.
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Above: The Crescent Lounge, shown in an ochre and gray wool combination and walnut frame, is from New York–based Vonnegut Kraft. Contact Vonnegut Kraft for pricing and ordering information.
the dorcia daybed is designed by jorge arturo ibarra of luteca after the a 19
Above: The Dorcia Daybed is designed by Jorge Arturo Ibarra of Luteca after the architecture of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. It’s available in leather or velvet and with a painted steel or blackened bronze (shown) frame. Contact Luteca for pricing and ordering information. For more on the designers, see our post Luteca: Elevated Mexican Furniture for the World Market.
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Above: The Space Copenhagen Spine Daybed is upholstered with buttery hand-sewn leather—a technique borrowed from Børge Mogensen’s 1960s designs—and a secured head cushion. It’s available for $5,394 at the Danish Design Store.
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Above: The Align Daybed is designed by Anita Johansen for Menu and is available in a range of wood frames and fabrics; shown here in dark oak and yellow. It’s $2,400 to $3,800 and available at Lumens.

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Above: Bassam Fellows’ “achingly soft” down-filled reclining Daybed has a detachable headrest cushion and a brass back support mechanism that adjusts to three different positions. Contact Bassam Fellows for pricing and ordering information.

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Above: From Nest, the Handvark Daybed is made of Aniline leather that meets an elegant black steel frame. It’s handmade in Denmark and is £2,468.17 at Nest.
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Above: Designed by Will Cooper for Ash NYC, the WC2 Daybed, shown here in white wool and oak, has hand-turned legs that make an invisible joint at the frame; $5,700 at Ash x WC.
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Frequently asked questions

What is a modern daybed?

A modern daybed is a piece of furniture that serves as a sofa during the day and a bed at night. It usually has a minimalist design and sleek edges.

What are some characteristics of modern daybeds?

Modern daybeds are often low to the ground and have a streamlined look. They may have metal or wooden frames and are usually upholstered in simple fabrics such as linen or leather.

Why are modern daybeds popular?

Modern daybeds are popular because they are versatile and can be used in a variety of spaces. They are perfect for small apartments or as an extra bed in a guest room. Additionally, they have a sleek and modern look that complements many design styles.

What are some design trends for modern daybeds?

Some design trends for modern daybeds include incorporating unique materials such as rattan, adding geometric shapes to the frame, and using bold colored fabrics.

How do you use a modern daybed?

During the day, a modern daybed can be used as a sofa or a lounging area. At night, it can be transformed into a bed by adding linens and pillows. It's perfect for guests or for those who want a multi-functional piece of furniture in their home.

What are some popular brands of modern daybeds?

Some popular brands of modern daybeds include West Elm, CB2, and Article. However, there are also many smaller boutique furniture stores that offer unique and stylish daybeds.

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space copenhagen spine collection daybed
Space Copenhagen

Spine Daybed

$5,394.00 USD from Danish Design Store

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