The Bookcase Bed

The Bookcase Bed

After I’ve just presented this sofa bed, here is another interesting piece of multi functional furniture. A bookcase that transforms into a bed. A mattress stands upright in four bits and forms the bulk of the bookcase. These surround five storage shelves which are suspended in mid-air by a wall mounted frame. The mattress sections are placed on the floor and slot together to form the bed with two parts for a single, or all four to make a double. I’m sure that a lot of people who played tertis might smile when see this idea. The bookcase/bed combination works together to help maximize space and give your walls a little extra pop of color. In conclusion this idea looks awesome, and the only problem I see is the time you’ll need to make up your bed every morning. This concept is designed by Karen Babel is made for those who need a larger space in their small room.

Via – Treehugger & Yankodesig

49 comments

  • Dana October 8, 2007 at 21:58 PMLogin to Reply →

    Nice bed. I would really enjoy having it for a small house. After I wake up I’ll go reading…

  • Matt October 8, 2007 at 23:35 PMLogin to Reply →

    Pretty slick. I like it. Do you feel the seams when you’re laying on it though?

  • Joseph October 9, 2007 at 01:16 AMLogin to Reply →

    This is one of the most ingeniously creative bed / bookcases I have ever seen, and I would love to purchase something like this for my VERY small apartment in NYC!

  • Steven October 9, 2007 at 01:20 AMLogin to Reply →

    Haha that’s a great idea. Although I wonder if the middle of the bed where it joins together would be uncomfortable or not. Either way it’s a great idea for somebody who’s too limited on space for an extra bed. :)

  • Marcus October 9, 2007 at 01:23 AMLogin to Reply →

    umm.. no

  • Hope October 9, 2007 at 01:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    What a great idea!

  • Rachel October 9, 2007 at 02:03 AMLogin to Reply →

    I think this is a wonderful idea.

  • luckk@appletvsource.com October 9, 2007 at 02:11 AMLogin to Reply →

    Great concept for small space. Great for studio apartments.

  • Adrian October 9, 2007 at 03:57 AMLogin to Reply →

    Just get a futon and have a full size bookcase, that “bookcase” is the equivalent of a single 1m long shelf!

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  • Sergejs October 9, 2007 at 05:43 AMLogin to Reply →

    Yes, interesting idea to transform, something similar I have in my mind.

  • TapeMan October 9, 2007 at 06:14 AMLogin to Reply →

    Creative? Yes.
    Practical? No.

    First and foremost, in the bookcase form it really looks like a bunch of wasted space. Secondly, it’s not like anyone will be going back and fourth between the two settings unless they needed a guest bed; unless you’ve got a spare box spring sitting around, this things going right on the floor. Finally, unless you’ve got a good sheet to wrap around the mattress, theres a good chance you’ll either feel the seams or even separate the two during the night.

  • technology October 9, 2007 at 07:36 AMLogin to Reply →

    This bed really sounds like something you would get at Ikea.

  • Dave October 9, 2007 at 09:10 AMLogin to Reply →

    Not impressed. What happens when the mattress starts to sag? And, where do the sheets/bedding go, in the shelfs? What about a box-spring for support? I would imagine after a while of putting this up and down every day that the fabric will tear on the edges of the shelfs.

    Artistic style gets a 4 out of 10
    Function gets a 1 out of 10

    Demand would be far too low, and thus price would be far to high. Maintenance would be time consuming and costly.

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  • Kimberley October 9, 2007 at 11:02 AMLogin to Reply →

    Thats so funny. How do people come up with this stuff but like everyone else said… I think it might be uncomfy in the middle where it seperates. You might even fall through the crack every once in awhile.

  • Sansabar Fedaat October 9, 2007 at 11:57 AMLogin to Reply →

    This IMHO is tacky. Get a Hide-a-bed and a bookshelf on wheels if you’re that desperate for space. That would look much nicer. The fact that I abhor that pea green color probably doesn’t help your cause either.

  • subcorpus October 9, 2007 at 12:00 PMLogin to Reply →

    i dont think i wanna move and fit stuff each and every morning …
    dont like it much … sorry …

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  • meh October 9, 2007 at 14:56 PMLogin to Reply →

    2 words: inflatable bed.
    BAM!

  • David Johnson October 9, 2007 at 16:07 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow that’s incredibly…stupid.

    Minimal “bookcase” space – bascially, about the total space of a couple of milk crates – and a really narrow bed that has an uncomfortable jagged seam running down the middle of it. Assuming, of course, it doesn’t spread apart during the night leaving you on the floor.

    Not to mention you’ve used up a whole wall to store forty or fifty books – and bought a pretty useless bed for what’s probably a couple of hundred dollars.

    Just buy an inflatable and put it on the bottom shelf of a _real_ bookcase. The thing will cost less, be more comfortable, actually work as a bookcase, and not look totally stupid.

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  • Bhavna October 10, 2007 at 17:13 PMLogin to Reply →

    This is such a great idea!!

    Glad I stumbled to your site…

  • Karthik October 11, 2007 at 09:33 AMLogin to Reply →

    Coooooooool & Funny :):)
    bookcase/bed – The mixd idea is so nice !!!

    Karthik Balaguru

  • Matt October 17, 2007 at 17:43 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow, that’s stupid.

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    ı lıke thıs because very very very niceeee

  • levi December 10, 2007 at 22:45 PMLogin to Reply →

    Looks pretty comfortable , how much ? and where can you purchase

  • joseph renville January 9, 2008 at 20:49 PMLogin to Reply →

    Thats crazy not sure if id buy something like that but definetly interesting !

  • feliciana March 14, 2008 at 10:06 AMLogin to Reply →

    that makes the whole bedroom so interesting.

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  • Stronys August 12, 2008 at 06:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    i think getting that is a bad idea… when i go to my bedroom, i just want to jump on my bed not to fix it up every time.

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  • Scott from Beds.org May 14, 2010 at 21:51 PMLogin to Reply →

    This is a great design using interlocking cushions to make a bed. I have seen other designs using multiple pieces of padding to assemble a bed, but never this simple or attractive.

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