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The Bookcase Bed

Bookcase BedA Nottingham designer has come up with a space-saving solution by inventing a bookcase that turns into a bed. The Bed-case was created by Karen Babel as part of her BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design degree at Nottingham Trent University.

The aim is to overcome a space shortage as houses are getting smaller. The design won an award at the New Designers exhibition in London.

A mattress stands upright in four bits and forms the bulk of the bookcase. These surround five storage shelves which are suspended in mid-air by a wall mounted frame.

The mattress sections are placed on the floor and slot together to form the bed - with two parts for a single, or all four to make a double. A drawer at the bottom can be used to store linen and cushions.

Source: BBC via Freshome
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