The Hull Bed - concealed storage
In the open position drawers and side-tables float over the floor on heavy duty metal slides. The actual bed touches the floor lightly on concealed legs.
A collaboration between our firm and Workshop Neirman-Smith.
The bed is like the hollow hull of a boat, with the storage down below and the sleeping quarters up top on the platform.
The design harvests what is normally dead space under the frame with retractable drawers and side tables with hinged tops. The tapered shape of the bed, which sits on rails, minimizes the actual mass, so that the hidden volumes beneath are revealed only when the drawers slide out.