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Semplice Bed

If you’ve been looking for a simple platform bed, but haven’t fell in love with anything yet, take a second look at this one. It has excellent proportions (just the right amount of thickness around the edges) and a lovely semi-subtle grain. I’ve got a hunch it might be of better quality than some of the other platform beds in the same price range kicking around out there…

“Veneered in either wenge-stained oak or in Ovangkol, a West African hardwood with a moderately course grain, the rich colors of this bed coordinates with a variety of other woods. All sides are finished and the frame stands 12″ off the ground, higher than many platform beds, for a visually bolder profile. The recessed legs each have a metal plate at the bottom to further the floating look that’s become a trademark of Novati’s designs. The deck is constructed of wood slats woven together with nylon strips for a combination of assured suppleness and enduring strength. ”

Ovangkol veneer or wenge-stained oak veneer; MDF; aluminum.

H 12″ W 63.5″ D 83.5″
Queen $998.00

H 12″ W 79.5″ D 83.5″
King $1,198.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $998.00
Availability: Buy Semplice Bed here

Berlino Bed

These legs look delicate yet at the same time very strong. It’s the most architectural bed I’ve seen in a long time.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1849
Availability: Buy Berlino Bed here

Sale: Alu Headboard

Unheard-of pricing for the Alu Headboard. I could afford this.

The upholstered headboard is usually $700 but the orange & red versions are only $299. The headboards tilt back from 0° to 30° to 45° for reading or watching tv. The headboard is actually slip covered so that gives those of you non-orange lovers an opportunity to buy it on the cheap while maintaining the option to take it to your local tailor to have it made in a different color.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.
Availability: Buy Sale: Alu Headboard here

LAX Wallmounted headboard & platform bed

The white panels on this headboard slide out and reveal hidden storage for your Guns & Ammo collection.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,040.00
Availability: Buy LAX Wallmounted headboard & platform bed here

Itbed mattress and futon

This is a pretty smart design, and it would certainly impress your guests…Imagine pulling it out of the closet, setting it down, adjusting, and then saying, “Ta-da!”. I think I wouldn’t mind it as an everyday bed either, as it has a casual/edgy look about it.

“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…The itbed is available in two models. itbed futon is made for futons or thinner roll-up mattresses and comes with an extra horizontal support that is also collapsible. This particular model is especially useful as a guest bed. itbed mattress is made for use with more traditional mattresses and is thus suitable for every day use.”

itbed mattress

(Thanks goes to Brandon F. for the link.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $435
Availability: Buy Itbed mattress and futon here

bisect bed

If you’re looking for an inexpensive bed that doesn’t require box-springs, have I got a deal for you. It’s a wenge wood finish, which is nice for those of you with ultra dark furniture. Alternatively, this may be a good DIY project for adding a thin veneer of real walnut or teak.

“Keep it simple. Unadorned, uninterrupted dark wenge boxes in a refined platform retreat. Double-layered headboard is quiet in detail. Solid ash edges take life’s hard knocks. Clean on a spare gleam of matte silver.”
• Platform frame with center support rail, 12 slats and 3 cross rails
• For use with a mattress only
• Ash veneer over engineered wood frame
• Solid ash wood edge-banding
• Wenge stain and UV-resistant clear lacquer
• Steel legs with matte silver powder-coat
• Made in Denmark

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy bisect bed here

Frame Bed Collection (with Headboard)

I love this bed. It’s low, it’s modern, it’s perfect. Green’s not my favorite color, but I’ll take it, no complaints. I bet I would even buy something else green just to make it make sense in my house. There other colors too, of course.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2900.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Tate Bed

This might be the perfect bed. Low to the ground with button tufting, it’s just the right amount of style without pretense (clean lines/mid-century mondern styling will win my heart every time).

(shown in Almond, other colors available)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00
Availability: Buy Tate Bed here

Logo Sofa

Do I need to say that this looks way better than anything that falls under the category of “futon”? I think I probably don’t, but just in case, if you’re thinking about a sit/sleep double action sofa, I recommend serious consideration of this particular sofa. It looks good.

“The compact, Dutch-designed Logo Sleep Sofa rests lightly on chrome-plated steel sleigh legs, with crossbar support for added strength. The Sofa opens easily through a three-staged durable ratchet mechanism for either reclining or sleeping. The Sofa sleeps two, and is upholstered in a soft heathered wool (two-toned charcoal and light grey or red and tomato) that suits almost any environment. Made in Denmark.”

Available in Charcoal/Light Grey or Red Tomato.

H 33.5″ W 78″ D 38.5″ Seat H 15″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,598.00
Availability: Buy Logo Sofa here

MAX SF: Montgomery Queen Bed

This bed is pretty hot. We’ve seen our fair share of platform beds (haven’t you?) and this one is pure class. It’s modern with a bit of Asian flair, and if that’s not enough for you, you’ve got several different leather colors and few wood finishes to customize this bed to your specifications. I think if I saw this in somebody’s home, I’d think “do they own a hotel?”- cause it looks a lot more expensive than it is.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,475.00
Availability: Buy MAX SF: Montgomery Queen Bed here

Platform bed

Nice steel platform bed with lacquered finish from Room and Board.

Purchase Information:

Price: $699
Availability: Buy Platform bed here

Alu Upholstered Bed & Headboard

The versatile Alu Upholstered bed system designed by Luciano Bertoncini includes a reclinable headboard which has 3 positions (0°, 30° and 45°).

Made in Italy

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Baseline Bed

So here’s a new bed from… It’s kinda like a grown up boxspring that got smart and went minimal. There’s a slat roll support system and center rail for those of you wondering about how it compares structurally, so you don’t have to worry about your mattress or your back being unhappy. The price ain’t bad either. See, now everybody wins. Hot-rolled powder-coated steel frame.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Monaldi Platform Bed

Nice little platform bed with matching side tables. Assembly required. Available in Wenge and Natural Cherry. (Cherry shown.)

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (11/19/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.99
Availability: Buy Monaldi Platform Bed here

Low Platorm Bed

It’d be a shame if you were not informed of this particular platform bed. It’s nice. I wonder about the assembly and how really simple it is- but I’m inclined to put aside my doubts and pay attention to the price. Wood construction; available in chocolate (which is shown above) or caramel.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Low Platorm Bed here