When we conjure up an image of a bed in our minds it is generally of a four-poster bed and mattress. But when designer Joe Manus did, it was something entirely different. Manus has created a revolutionary piece of furniture: a rocking bed that is encased in a circular frame.
If you like the idea of gently rocking off to sleep then this could be just the piece of furniture for you! But it turns out the mood rocking bed is made for much more than just sleep. The designer has claimed that a lot of his customers have bought the bed for use on patios, by their pools and even instead of a sofa. Whilst a lot of people love it for its sleep inducing quality, the rocking bed has also built quite a reputation for its love making attributes. Manus himself has said the idea behind his bed is to help you “Dream your dreams, love your lover, and rest your soul.” Whether you choose to use it for sleeping, stargazing or a bit of fun, the bed is an ideal companion.
For those of you who are concerned that they might feel any negative effects of the bed rocking, it comes complete with a rubber stop that allows you to lock the bed in place if you aren’t in the mood to have it rock freely. This will no doubt be a necessary tool for anyone who has had a little too much to drink and doesn’t want to feel as though the world is rocking.
Another endearing trait of the collection is that is created from upcycled materials. When speaking about how the materials are chosen, Manus said: “they are mostly the bastard materials of our industry. It is easy to make a nice chair out of Brazilian mahogany or a lampshade out of silk…those are beautiful materials. The higher level of design is taking materials that aren’t inherently beautiful like cardboard or plywood and turning them into something great; that’s the alchemy of Shiner (The company the furniture is made under).”
The creation of something beautiful from unusual products is something that goes hand in hand with current industrial design trends. The rocking bed isn’t just adaptable to your mood but also to your overall interior design. Shiner have announced that the steel frame can be adjusted to suit your needs, whether you want it blackened, brushed or made from wood. It is also available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs, from twin to king and queen sizes. So how much can you expect to splash out on the rocking bed? Well it doesn’t come too cheap at £1980…but for this price you are getting a bed that does rock. Customers have even bought these beds because they believe they can help alleviate some of the effects of autism!
While the price might be steep, if you have the funds then this is an amazingly unique bed that is well worth investing in.