If you really want to sleep richly, but the $1.54 million in stacked $20s just isn’t as comfortable as you expected it to be, then you may want to check out the floating bed created by Dutch architect Janjaap Fuijssenaars (say that five times fast). The black platform, which can apparently double as a dining table or plinth (though I’m not sure why) too six years to develop, and was inspired by the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 1958 film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. The bed uses magnets in both the floor and the bed itself, repelling each other to provide lift, and small steel cables tethered to the walls to hold the bed in place. Though not currently comfortable (common, what do you expect for that kind of cash, a sleep number?), cushions and bedclothes will be provided before use. Just to assure the well to do piercing enthusiast, the designer says that piercings are ok, so long as you don’t drop your teddy bear under the bed and venture after it, only to find yourself stuck to the floor. When asked to say something artsy about the bed, the designer said: “No matter where you live all architecture is dictated by gravity. I wondered whether you could make an object, a building or a piece of furniture where this is not the case – where another power actually dictates the image”. Good words Ruijssenaars, now where did I put that million dollar bill?
[Via: Yahoo! News]