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Oh What A Feeling, When You’re Sleeping on the Ceiling

We feature wall beds galore on this site and every now and again we see a trundle bed, but It’s not often that we see beds suspended from the ceiling. Generally speaking, ceiling mounting a bed requires a bit more engineering than other types of hiding beds. The upside (no pun intended) is that the bed doesn’t take up any wall or floor volume–useful in a skinny space with high ceilings. Such is the situation in this 355 sq ft Milanese apartment by architect Tommaso Giunchi.

The custom made bed is manually operated and pulled down standing on a hidden stool. Hiding the bed allows for the bedroom to double as living room during the day.

The bed is far from the only feature of the apartment: there is floor-to-ceiling MDF storage through the space, a kitchen featuring a small, fold-out bench and a bathroom that manages to fit a washer dryer in between the shower stall and sink.

Long and narrow apartments like this one are common throughout the world’s cities (called railroad apartments in the US). We appreciate Giunchi’s innovative approach to furniture design and space layout.

via Cose di Casa

  • Marrena

    Makes me think of An American In Paris with Gene Kelly.

  • travelin_rn

    I have seen class A RV’s from the 1970’s that have beds like this. However, they were electrically operated and at times would something fail and not be useful. I like the mechanically operated idea better. This apartment is beautifully executed.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • I like the angled cabinets that add some visual interest, so it’s not just a “box.” The bed is quite nice too. I might have matched the bottom of the bed with the wall or ceiling color. It overall seems quite efficient in design and function. I could see myself living in a space like this.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

  • Chris

    I think it’s a beautifully designed and executed apartment. It make great use of the horizontal and vertical space.

    I would prefer it if the bed was closer to the floor. I think that 70 cm (2 ft) is too far off the floor to be able to use it comfortably on a day to day basis.

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  • ngumss

    love the bed especially for maximizing space…..but going to the loo at night is somewhat a challenge, especially if people forget where they sleep