Some wise men and women say that true freedom is more about subtraction than addition. In other words, simplicity is less about complication and more about the practicality of getting to the heart of the matter. This idea of simplicity is especially important in creating a space or home environment that is nurturing, relaxing, and welcoming, and can be influenced by the selections of furniture and accessories one chooses.
With simplicity, you can free up more time and space, and be more selective about your concerns and your priorities. Sounds simple, right? Well, as Albert Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.” And Jack Kerouac put it this way: “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Of course, there’s a big difference between simplicity and being simplistic, as any six-year-old can tell you, but when it comes to furniture, this distinction would be relatively meaningless, as we shall see with the examples below.
Based on the Japanese minimalist themes of simplicity and harmony—and designed and manufactured in Italy from the highest quality of eco-friendly materials—the Tokyo floating platform beds are a perfect example and embody the essence of simplicity, in terms of modern furniture design and construction. This singular, Italian-designed and manufactured bed gives the platform and the side night-shelves the unique appearance of "floating". In translation, this means that by recessing the support feet and foundation structure, the bed seems to float above the surface of the floor, offering a look that is dramatic and attractive. When matched with the low-profile bed silhouette, and the clean, uncluttered lines of the furniture, the overall effect has an element of magic, creating an environment of retreat in your own bedroom. With its efficient, uncommon and eco-friendly construction, the floating platform bed is a simple yet progressive choice for any contemporary bedroom.
Another fine example of simplicity in design and looks is the Tatami bed-frame, which slides easily together without the need for nuts and bolts. Instead, the rails of this ingenious design use an inter-locking or slot-locking system that is similar to—but more secure than—the more familiar tongue-and-groove method.
In the very near future, this blog will attempt to ‘simplify’ insomnia with some simple yet effective ways to give your bed new meaning and give your sleeping self a new lease on life.