A-Z Platform Bed


The design of the A-Z Platform Bed was 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 Platform Beds were large round beds that were on hidden castors so that they could be easily moved and faintly evoked giant lily pads that one could sleep and spend the day on. Ultimately, it was decided that while the Pit Bed was indeed more comfortable, at times it could feel slightly confining or oppressive. The Platform Bed offered less shelter and comfort but more freedom.