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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Red Nest By Paul Coudamay Hides The Bed With A Sliding Bookcase

by Lloyd Alter, Toronto

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Photos by Benjamin Boccas via Paul Coudamay

TreeHugger has shown many ways to hide the bed; most are designed to gain more space. But the Red Nest by Paul Coudamay doesn't; the bed is still there taking up space, but is hidden by the sliding bookcase. Why do it?

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The designer is quoted in Mocoloco:

"The bookshelf is a mobile block that controls the opening of the bed. Its U-shape covers the bed and shapes the room by closing the dressing area, the bed or the working space. The mobile system provides a closed sheltered bed as required by the client without completely shutting the space."

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Sliding the bookshelf to enclose the bed on three sides will add to acoustic and visual privacy, almost acting like a canopy bed. Opening it up will facilitate making the bed. In noisy urban cores of cities, it is an interesting solution to a big problem; Books are a great sound absorber.

More in Mocoloco and at Paul Coudamy

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More on Hiding the Bed:
Hey, You've Got to Hide Your Bed Away
10 More Ways To Get Rid Of The Bed (Slideshow)
7 Ways To Get Rid Of The Bed