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I wanted to share a really clever bed that Vicente Wolf designed for a client in California. Its precisely the mix of modern and over-the-top traditional that I deeply appreciate. I found this on his blog and thought it was funny to hear his explanation of the fabrication of the bed.
In his words, "As simplistic as this bed looks, it was one of the biggest engineering headaches I’ve had in a long time. I wanted the headboard, which is traditional, to float in a contemporary frame. But the complete width of the headboard was exactly the same width as the mattress, so we had to figure out how to have the headboard float within the frame and allow enough space between the mattress and frame to be practical and have all this look the way I envisioned it. If you look at the picture, you’ll know that what seems so simple took many meetings with four entities – the frame maker, the metal person, someone responsible for the guilded part of the headboard as well as the upholsterer. Who says simple is easy?"
It’s so encouraging to hear this because we sometimes spend days trying to figure out how to make something we design work, and, indeed, it usually is the simplest concept.