You have to admit a new floating bed which hovers 40 cm above the floor represents a significant development in the design of sleeping apparatus. Debuting at the Millionaire Fair in Kortrijk, Belgium , the floating bed is the result of six years of development by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars working with Bakker Magnetics.
Using the power of permanent opposing industrial-strength magnets to enable it to float, the full scale bed can hold 900 kilograms of weight, while a smaller one fifth scale platform can safely hold 80 kilogams. Keep in mind though, as all students of physics will no doubt have already twigged, the floating bed is attached to the ground by four thin cables, otherwise it’d slide off the magnetic force field and crash to the floor.
Pricing for the floating bed is decidedly in the millionaire league, with the one fifth scale unit selling for EU€115,000 and the full floating bed costing EU€1,200,000 Janjaap Ruijssenaars is an architect (Master of Science) and founder of Universe Architecture. His work includes urban planning, architecture and design. By reflecting these professions on one another, fascinating new ideas and forms emerge. This Floating Bed is an intriguing example of this process. For more information regarding the floating bed, or to nquire about international distribution, Janjaap can be contacted here.