27 Aug Save Space With These 4 Awesome Bunk Bed Designs
The simple space-saving bunk bed offers unique design opportunities: do the bunks open to the bedroom or carve their own privacy? Are they simple and rugged or rich and ornate? Check out these four unique bunk bed designs!
Above: Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen selected walnut wood coated in a clear, low-VOC finish for these custom bunk beds. “It brings out the natural beauty and detail of of the grain,” says Elias Didaskalou of Urbangreen. “The materials used not only had to look good, but also had to ensure durability and longevity. Sustainability for Urbangreen, along with lowering our carbon footprint, also means handcrafting pieces that last a lifetime: Non-disposable furniture that will not end up in a landfill.”
This prefab New Jersey lakeside home boasts beds connected by a Venetian-style arched bridge. “I was expecting a flat platform,” says the client, “but our builder decided to take Blake’s request (to connect them) and made him his very own Bridge of Sighs.” Photo by Mark Mahaney
For this Lake Tahoe family retreat the architects designed walnut beds with built-in storage and fabric headboards, each covered in hand-knit blankets by Marcela Rodriguez-Chile. The giraffe sconces are from Jonathan Adler. The family’s girls play on a hand-embroidered Olli lounger from Heath Ceramics. Photo by Matthew Williams
Hidden within this renovation of a 1970s alpine residence are these unique beds: “Rather than trying to fit the furniture into the apartment,” says the architect Antoine Santiard, “we decided to fit the apartment into the furniture. However absurd this may seem, it immediately alleviated all the constraints linked to laying out tight spaces.” The wool curtain dividing the space was made by a local company called Arpin. The custom track is by G-Rail. Courtesy of Julien Attard