DIY : experiment in small spaces | step 1

As a guest room, the bed is the first and foremost. In order to ensure both comfort and efficient space utilisation, I decided to build for a Murphy bed.

Murphy beds are beds that fold into the wall either vertically or horizontally.

This is a great opportunity to take on the challenge of designing something that is both aesthetically pleasing and very functional.

Ultimately, I’d like for the room to have a comfortable and natural look with as little detail as possible. Small spaces with too strong a character leave no space for their inhabitant.

Murphy beds comprise of a tilting mechanism which carries the load of the mattress frame and mattress. This poses a challenge as it’s the first structurally dynamic piece of furniture I’ll be building.

Follow along if you’re interested. I plan on posting more about the design process and research.

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