Design blogs and magazines love to feature chic beds where the platform base is quite a bit bigger than the mattress, making them look wonderfully architectural and modern. We discovered that the REALITY of these beds is that when we get in or out of them (or on or off), we scrape our shins on the hard edge of platform…unless we remember to stretch our legs way out to miss the edge (too much work for a sleepy person). We’ve added it to our mental file of design whose good looks belie what it’s like to actually use it.
An essential part of our d-i-y design process is trying to imagine using our design, even to the point of play-acting to figure out how our idea will work. Every time we see one of these beds, we go “Ouch!”
What do you think?
via French by Design