The tactile and visual sensations of the headboard, but also the design of the structure, the sizing and style. All these factors combine in the creation of a perfect bed. Not perfect in an absolute sense, but on an individual, personal level. Some prefer wood, others opt for fabrics. Some like their mattress close to the ground, others want to be raised to a certain height, or even to sleep in a state of ‘suspension.’ The choices are many, enough to truly satisfy everyone.
The same idea of an enveloping, soft design can be seen in the bed Paola Navone has created for Baxter as the evolution of the Milano project from 2020; this year, the collection expands with a bed featuring a headboard and structure that bring out the gentle folds of the fabric.
The Évisa bed designed by Philippe Nigro for Ligne Roset is reassuring and above all evocative. A bed that invites you to relax, as in the natural pools of the waterfalls in the forest of Évisa in Corsica, whose pillars of water may have inspired the grooves in the headboard. Suitable for use in the center of the room, thanks to the care lavished on the back portion, the become comes with a built-in support structure to align the mattress with the frame.
Bubble from Roche Bobois seems like a cloud, invented by the designer Sacha Lakic to take advantage of rounded forms. The structure is in solid spruce, pine plywood and chipboard panels, and wrapped in fabric.
Softbay Bed designed by Giuseppe Viganò for Porada offers the contrast of an enveloping textile headboard with removable covering and four feet in solid Canaletto walnut. The internal structure is in birch plywood and solid fir, with padding in expanded polyurethane.
The Sail bed by Twils, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba (with Matteo Bollati and Stefano Contini), has a high, slim oversized headboard, softly arched and slightly wider than the frame, which seems to float in space. The border supports the slim silhouette of the headboard, divided in two by clear vertical stitching, like a cut on a painting by Fontana. The fashion touch of the exposed zipper underlines the elegance of the contours.
The soft, welcoming lines of the new LOLL 80 bed by Gervasoni remind us of the light gesture of a fine draftsman. The frame, ready for dismantling, stands out for its light removable cover that seems to graze the ground, combined with a comfortable padded headboard.
The Gregory bed designed by Antonio Citterio for Flexform is raised off the ground by a metal frame and die-cast aluminium feet, made with a variety of elegant finishes that create a sophisticated combination with the cowhide strips, offered in the colors tobacco, dark brown and black. The ample padding of the headboard has been designed for comfortable support.
From metal to wood. The Danish company Carl Hansen & Søn and the Swedish firm DUX have collaborated on the creation of the BM0555 BED, from sketches found in the archives of Børge Mogensen. The bed, with a sturdy structure in solid oak and rectangular and cylindrical cushions to complete the look with cowhide belting, has many of the characteristic details of Børge Mogensen, including the beautiful mortise joints that call for exceptional craftsmanship.
Games of light and transparency for the Air Replis Bed by Lago, designed by Daniele Lago, which seems to be suspended thanks to the special form of the headboard, whose soft undulations are underscored by a refined lighting system. The bed is composed of strong supports in tempered glass, and can be positioned against the wall or in a completely freestanding arrangement.
The Brasilia Bed by Marcio Kogan / studio mk27 for Minotti (on cover) is also airy, raised from the floor, with a large wooden headboard that embraces the padded part of the unit. The enveloping structure in Santos rosewood is marked by the presence of slats in canaletto walnut, and terminates in two bedside units that come in two variations, with a shelf or a drawer.
Along with bedside tables, Philippe Starck has thought about other accessories for the Volage EX-S Night bed by Cassina, including an elegant headboard on which lights and bedside units can be hung. The headboard, available in two widths, has capitonné workmanship, with a cast aluminium bar at the sides for accessories, which are thus always within easy reach. A large shaded lamp in pleated fabric spreads a warm glow, while a small LED spot used with a dimmer can be adjusted as a reading lamp. The headboard also comes with two electrical or USB sockets, for constant connectivity.
The Ludwig bed by Désirée, the upholstered furniture brand of Euromobil Group, is a contemporary reinterpretation of the furnishings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It is composed of a headboard attached to the wall to support a sommier raised from the floor, finished with an elegant border in a matching hue. The headboard, over three meters wide, extends beyond the bed and replicates the seat of the sofa of the same name, vertically rotated by 90 degrees, with a movement the designer Roberto Gobbo has developed by referencing the key principles of Cubism.
Transformation is the concept of the dual-function system Tonale 281 by Clei, with a sofa that rocks and slides built into the system with a vanishing double bed. The unit comes with a safety device to prevent accidental opening or closing. The system calls for the use of a totally built-in adjustment mechanism at the side, relying on a patented technology. Available in manual or motorized versions.