...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...
And so to (a good) bed...
We not only spend a large part of our life sleeping, but a good night's sleep is one of the prerequisites for a balanced and productive life; consequently, no compromise should be made when choosing the right bed. Thanks to the wide selection of different models and functions, there is a suitable design bed for everyone: Whether for singles, couples or families - in addition to double and single beds, the portfolio of many manufacturers also includes children's and guest beds as well as matching bedside tables and accessories. In addition to high-quality materials and first-class workmanship, designer beds are distinguished by their simple design language and clear lines. The reduced design, especially in the turbulence of everyday life, allow for peace and advances a well-deserved break in a very personal oasis of peace.
Design beds crafted from laminated wood
The material wood is the first choice in bed design. On the one hand, its naturalness creates the perfect atmosphere for a restful sleep, on the other wood, especially in the form of plywood, can be perfectly processed into stable constructions. Bed designs made from high-quality multiplex panels are very much in vogue: First-class, simple designs in subtle colours can be found, for example, in the portfolios of manufacturers such as Nils Holger Moormann or Müller Small Living. The Moormann Siebenschläfer bed, e.g., is made of birch plywood and impresses with its simple construction, clear edges and a thoroughly timeless design language.
Modern and functional: Daybeds
If you do not want to go to bed for a quick nap, or need an adaptable location for guests to sleep, then a space-saving guest or daybed is a good choice. Lightweight daybeds can be easily converted or, as in the case of the Lönneberga bed from Richard Lampert, also stacked. They take up little space and are perfect for a visit or a quick power nap. Among the many wooden beds one finds genuine design classics, such as the Stacking bed by Rolf Heide for Müller Small Living: a design classic also available in a child-sized version.
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