Floyd Bed Frame puts house-moving struggles to bed
Bed frames are a pain when you're moving house. They are either big, bulky and difficult to move, or flimsy flat-packs that fall apart after being painstakingly put back together. The new Floyd Bed Frame, however, is aimed at being simple to assemble, easy to transport, minimal and sturdy.
The Floyd Bed Frame is designed for city living, involving, as that often does, regular moves between rented accommodation, limited space and transportation constraints. Floyd says that the Bed Frame is dispatched to arrive at your door with everything required and ready to use.
The frame consists of three parts: wooden panels, steel supports and straps. The panels are made from birch veneer and have a honeycomb structure that makes them strong but lightweight. The panels slot together to create the eventual mattress platform, with the number of panels required depending on the size of the bed required.
There are two types of steel support – one for underneath the middle of the bed and one for underneath the sides of the bed. They are both designed to simply slot onto the panels, in a similar way to the Be-elastic Snap metal furniture legs. The straps are then secured tightly around the supports to keep everything held together.
Not only does the design of the Floyd Bed Frame mean that it can be assembled quickly, but also that it can be disassembled quickly, packed up and transported easily and reassembled elsewhere without losing structural integrity.
A Kickstarter cowdfunding campaign is underway for the Floyd Bed Frame. Individuals who pledge from US$265 can receive one of the frames, assuming all goes to plan with the campaign and roll-out.
The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for the Floyd Bed Frame.
Sources: Kickstarter, Floyd
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Really this is a problem? I would think that maybe the mattress is a bulky item, by the way put some none marring feet on the bottom of those steel legs.
A futon base typically consists of just 5 pieces - 3 slat panels and two base 'feet' and takes the average person about 45 seconds to put together.
And with one simple adjustment to the frame, you turn your bed into a couch. So what par tell, is the advantage of this offering?
From an urban standpoint this design sucks. The space under is wasted, and like most beds it's always taking up the room, which at least the futon folder, Murphy bed (which is an idea which is past time to revive,) and the fold out couch.
The high point of urban life is expressed in cost per cubic foot--which is nearly always high. Thus for urban dwellers, "space is ata premium" to put yet another space wasting design on the market is not the greatest idea...
Oh "three parts"--no. You mean three categories of part.
No problem stands alone, thus the issue of "moving" a bed is usually way below the issues of how efficiently it uses space and much further from "how comfortable is it?" If moving issues are important, go with the inflatable matress and sleeping bag...
King Henry VIII traveled with a bed that must weigh close to a ton--he never complained about problems moving it.