"The placing of foam mattresses, spring mattresses, and the like, on bed frames made of wood or metal is familiar", notes a July 1966 patent application, and it was. However, it continues, "bed frames of this type are heavy, continually take up one and the...
Design beds for a good night's sleep
The bed is one of the most used domestic furniture objects: adults spend around 8 hours a day in bed! And because adequate, and good, sleep is essential, especially after a stressful day, you shouldn't make any compromises when choosing the right bed. Depending on requirements, it is necessary to choose a bed of appropriate height and between a single bed, double bed or, if additional sleeping accommodation is required, a daybed. As far as the options in terms of design, there are no limits, it is up to you. However, it is advisable to focus on reduction and minimalism in the bedroom and thus create a calm, tidy atmosphere. Design beds made of multiplex panels such as the Siebenschläfer bed from Nils Holger Moormann, which is available in numerous sizes and designs, rely on stability, minimalism and subtle colouring and are also easy to assemble and, if necessary, to dismantle again. In conjunction with matching bedside tables, bed accessories and coordinated bedroom lighting, designer beds become the ideal oasis of calm and a cozy retreat.
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...Procrustean Beds - Obstacles An instrumental, but the title of the Danish three piece's 2010 track brings us to one of the more unpleasant beds in Greek mythology; not that we can imagine the beds of Greek antiquity were particularly comfortable to begin with, but that belonging to the Attican smith Procrustes stands as an especially uncomfortable representative of the genre, for, as we learn from Diodorus of Sicily, Procrustes "compelled the travellers who passed by to lie down upon a bed, and if any were too long for the bed he cut off the parts of their body which protruded, while in the case of such as were too short for it he stretched their legs"2 Which not only wouldn't get him that many ★★★★★ reviews, but means the Procrustean Bed exists as the perfect analogy for structures which deform, contort and simplify a policy or objective to make it fit; for imposing uniformity upon complex systems; for processes where the means are misused to ensure a preconceived end is reached; of what Keith M...
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