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The New Guard: 8 Modern Daybeds with Character

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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.

The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character 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.
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.
The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character 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.
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 New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character The Dorcia Daybed is designed by Jorge Arturo Ibarra of Luteca after the architecture of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. It&#8\2\17;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.
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.
The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character The Space Copenhagen Spine Daybed is upholstered with buttery hand sewn leather—a technique borrowed from Børge Mogensen&#8\2\17;s \1960s designs—and a secured head cushion. It&#8\2\17;s available for \$5,394 at the Danish Design Store.
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.
The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character 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&#8\2\17;s \$\2,400 to \$3,800 and available at Lumens.
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.

The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character Bassam Fellows&#8\2\17; &#8\2\20;achingly soft&#8\2\2\1; 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.
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.

The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character From Nest, the Handvark Daybed is made of Aniline leather that meets an elegant black steel frame. It&#8\2\17;s handmade in Denmark and is £\2,468.\17 at Nest.
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.
The New Guard 8 Modern Daybeds with Character Designed by Will Cooper for Ash NYC, the WC\2 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.
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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Space Copenhagen

Spine Daybed

$5,394.00 USD from Danish Design Store

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