By David Ponce
It’s the second time today that we look at a piece of furniture that’s made by the Dutch. This one, however, kicks some serious butt.
Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars spent the last six years working on the development of a magnetic floating bed. A scale model of it was presented at the Millionaire Faire (I’m getting this from a very confusing Babel translation, so anyone, please chime in) recently. The bed simply floats in the air, above magnets, can carry up to 900 kilos and is held in place through four very thin tethers.
Of course, owning the ultimate babe magnet (Get it?) will not come cheap: the scale model alone costs 115,000 euros, while the real deal is expected to cost as much as 1,200,000 euros.
[Magnetic Floating Bed] VIA [The Raw Feed]
Update: More info on this bed’s been dug up. There is a website, UniverseArchitecture (click on “Floating Bed”). There are more pictures and also the claim that through the use of “steel plates and air”, magnetic forces are greatly reduced where not needed, allegedly making it safe for your electronics, credit cards, etc.