26 Cool And Unusual Bed Designs

We spend about 8 hours/day, 56 hours/week, 240 hours/month and 2,920 hours/year doing it…that’s right…SLEEPING. In other words, we spend one third of our lives doing nothing, and if you live for 90 years, 30 years would be spent in this mysterious state.

So, the next time you buy a new bed, keep in mind that you will spend a huge amount of your life just lying on this piece of furniture.

Sure, picking an ordinary comfortable bed may seem as a good idea, but the problem is, nobody will ever notice it. If you want to show off, you need something more creative, and this list of 26 cool and unusual bed designs is a good way to start.

1 | Book Bed

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To resolve the issues of lack of space faced by a lot of urban-dwelling Japanese families, photographer and innovater, Yusuke Suzuki, created a ‘fold-up’ bed in the shape of a book. When the book is opened at night, it’s pages serve as a duvet and pillows and it comes with large cut out shapes and illustrations. During the day it can be folded up and used as a playmat.(Designer: Yusuke Suzuki) (link)

2 | Rocking Bed “Private Cloud”

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Just like your mother used to rock you sleep, you can finally do it yourself when your mother is not around. (Designer: Manuel Kloker)

3 | Vertical Bed

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This bed encases the sleeper in a marshmallow of comfortable cushion while supporting the body in an upright position. (Designer: Ernesto Neto)

4 | Hamburger Bed

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Kayla bought a round mattress from the 70′s and made everything else herself…(with the exception of pickle chip pillows which she received from a wonderful friend). The bed is 8′ in diameter and stands about 3′ tall. In Kayla’s opinion it was the most comfortable bed she had ever owned… ever! (Designer: Kayla Kromer)

5 | Giant Birdnest

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Giant Birdsnest bed was dedicated for breeding new ideas. It was designed as part of the Green Garden Exhibition, part of the openning event of O*GE Gallery in April 2008. (Designers: Merav Eitan & Gaston Zahr)

6 | Geometric Bed

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Bed which looks like it belongs to a art gallery. (Designer: Jacob+MacFarlane)

7 | Trix Bed

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Trix is a modular piece of furniture that features of three cushions of different sizes linked by an elegant system of rubber bands. Trix can moonlight as an ottoman, a day bed a comfortable lounge chair and a welcoming armchair. (Designer: Piero Lissoni)

8 | Hammock Bed “Le Beanock”

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Beauty is combined with functionality as the industrial standard cloth is hand finished with classic zig-zag stitching .LE BEANOCK™ is unique in both its design & manufacture. It can be taken down when space is needed, moved easily to clean underneath and the chains can be shortened at the back to create an ariel sofa! (Designer: Le Beanock)

9 | Letto Zip

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Make your daily bed-making chore easier. With this bed you can zip up all the mess and nobody will ever notice. (Designer: Florida)

10 | Yin-Yang Bed

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Yin is female and yang is male. So, as you’ve guessed – Yin is missing in the picture. (Designer: Alessio Pappa)

11 | Enignum Bed

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This bed embraces and protects, creating a personal environment beyond its function. (Designer: Joseph Walch)

12 | Feel The Deluxe

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The Feel Deluxe is made of 120 soft and extremely pleasant balls. (link)

13 | Magnetic Floating Bed

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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. (Designer: Janjaap Ruijssenaars)

14 | Concealed Bed

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Total hidden protection for money and other valuables is a reality, using this 1300 lb secure 78”x 60”x 14” (queen size) 10 gauge steel strongbox fitted with ¼” thick steel 140 lb. hinged doors. (link)

15 | “The Fluttua” Floating Bed

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Fluttua is a suspended, height-adjustable bed available in round and rectangular models. The Fluttua bed eliminates everything superfluous to leave more room for thought. The characteristic of the product is its single, height-adjustable central leg and multi-layer base combined with a solid iron structure anchored to the wall. (Designer: Daniele Lago)

16 | Doc Sofa Bunk Bed

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Doc sofa bunk bed unit convert with one simple movement into two everyday beds with wooden slatted base. (link)

17 | Sonic Bed

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The Sonic Bed is a purpose built portable venue which plays music that moves for the prone bodies of an audience, who can come lie in the bed alone or together. (Designer: Kaffe Matthews)

18 | Phat Knitt

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PHAT KNITS is a series of giant threads used to create, knitted or not, interior products. (Designer: Bauke Knottnerus)

19 | Cardboard Bed “Itbed”

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The itbed is made from 7 mm thick cardboard that is folded like an accordion. In one step the itbed can be collapsed into an easily portable bundle making the cardboard bed an ideal solution for guest beds or frequent movers. The zigzag profile of the itbed, reminiscent of a house of cards, is stabilized from head to foot by two lengths of webbing. (Designer: IT Design)

20 | Sosia Bed

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“Sosia” comprises two seats that can be pushed together to form a day bed, separated into two arm chairs or wrapped in the extended cover to create a private space within a larger room. (Designer: Emanuele Magini

21 | Fetal Position Bed

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Even if you manage to fall asleep in this position, it doesn’t necessary mean you’ll wake up like that.

22 | Contemporary Therapy Bed Design that Cures Insomnia

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Created by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur and inspired by the work of Doctor Alain Nicolas, a domain specialist, the bed works in a professional and long studied manner. The lucky user sits on the bed, while the surrounding phonically isolating curtains close automatically .Then the temperature is slowly decreased, creating a good sleeping environment and a level of white noise is generated.  (Designer:Mathieu Lehanneur)

23 | Wave Bed

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Designed by Mimondo

24 | Giant Brush Bed

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Bed which looks like giant brush. (Designer: Ron Arad, student of BCUC)

25 | Curve Pet Bed

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Looking for a pet bed that satisfies the needs of both you and your pet? With a slim profile and a choice of fabric options, Curve seamlessly blends in with your decor. It can be mounted anywhere on the wall, allowing maximum flexibility. The curving shape and cushion provide your pet with comfort and security when sleeping and playing on it. Appropriate for cats and small dogs. (Designer: Akemi Tanaka)

26 | The Loft Bed

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A time-tested spacesaver, the loft bed is perfect when square footage is limited. (Designer: unknown)

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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