A-Z Pit Bed


The design of the A-Z Pit Bed was initially developed to test Zittel’s theory that “inside-of furniture” was more comfortable than “on-top-of” furniture. She decided to make both types to test this theory. The Pit Bed was a large platform with sunken area in the middle for socializing and sleeping. The floor and sides of the bed were carpeted with the same carpet that covered the rest of the room. There was bedding (a comforter, bottom pad and pillows) in the cubbies that could be pulled out for sleeping. Ultimately, it was decided that while the Pit Bed was more comfortable, at times it could feel slightly confining or oppressive. The Platform Bed offered less shelter and comfort but more freedom.