Float by Max Longin

Sometimes I am surprised what is out there and one item that qualifies nicely into this category is a custom made bed called “Float”. I think it’s fair to call this bed design innovative.

Float my boat

In fact I only am aware of one other bed that raises an eyebrow or two. That bed is designed by a neighbor from Holland called Janjaap Ruijssenaars. It’s a magnetic floating bed with enough magnets to keep 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) floating in the air. The price will put you right down to earth since it costs a whooping 1.2 million euros ($1.53 million).

Magnetic bed by Janjaap Ruijssenaars

Float by Max Longin

The German designer Max Longin based the idea of this bed on a suspended bridge. He explained it as follows:

I sat in the middle of a suspension bridge and perceived its smooth movements—it seemed perfect for relaxation and sleeping.

Handcrafted and hand-finished

It’s held in place by four stainless steel cords attached to a frame of wood rods connected by steel bows. That way the Float’s mattress platform rests free of the floor just like a suspension bridge. It is able to absorb shocks as well as a weight of 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs).

Float by Max Longin

You can choose from the following hardwoods: ash, beech, cherry, elm, maple, oak or walnut.

Transportation case and patented connectors

Its components can be configured to become a compact transport case when the piece is dismantled. I always say, the perfection is in the details.

Float transportation box

Float by Max Longin

For the connection between the wooden rods and the steel bows simple and effective elements have been developed.

Float by Max Longin

Since this is completely hand made the price is in the higher regions. It starts from 3,960 Euro/$6,200, included are taxes, freight, freight-insurance and fees. When you bought one I think it’s safe to assume it will impress visitors. More info at the Max Longin website.

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