Wouldnâ€™t it be nice if all it took to furnish a room was one piece of furniture? Well, that dream has now come true. Heri&Salli, an architecture firm from Austria have just unveiled the so-called Viennese Guest Bed, which is the only piece of furniture one needs to fully furnish a guest room.
The Viennese Guest Bed is first and foremost a bed. But it also folds out to provide a space for sitting, working, storing clothes and other belongings, and more. All the necessary storage space is part of the bed itself, minimizing the unitâ€™s footprint. The bed is made from planks of larch wood, which protrude from the bed-space part of the structure to form the other functional spaces of it. The guest bed is comprised of four varying lengths of timber, laid one atop another in a way that creates all the different levels of this all-in-one piece of furniture.
Weâ€™ve seen a lot of these instant solutions for furnishing an empty home, though so far most have been focused on turning a single space into a fully equipped apartment or house. The Viennese Guest Bed, on the other hand, is a micro approach to the same idea, which might even be more welcome in todayâ€™s market. Especially since it fits through most doors and needs no alterations to the existing space to accommodate it.
Heri&Salli’s created this guest bed as part of the Viennese Guest Room Project, which also included designing a bathroom in the same style. This is quite an innovative solution, and I for one hope to see more such all-in-one pieces. Theyâ€™re great for furnishing a vacation home, guesthouse, or a cabin, and can also quite easily be used to quickly and efficiently furnish a small permanent home.