Blend by Mieke Meijer

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Dutch designer Mieke Meijer has created a bed that is merged into a pair of chairs.

Called Blend, the bed incorporates two chairs that function as night tables.

Here's more text from Mieke Meijer:

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Blend is a fusion of a bed and chair. The chair refers to the 17th century, when people slept semi-sitting up because laying down was associated with death. The chairs now function as night tables.

Project: Blend
Year: 2009
Size: 200 cm x 200
Material: oak wood

  • jose

    nice. I like it very much!!!

  • Guido

    ”The chair refers to the 17th century, when people slept semi-sitting up because laying down was associated with death.”

    Yeah right, very relevant concept thinking.

    If you think you need some explanation like this to explain why you did what you did, I think you shouldn’t have done what you have done.

  • http://www.anarchi.bwk.tue.nl Rik

    It’s cute.

  • http://jjohnson.carbonmade.com Jeremiah

    Wow! It seems so natural, like something that has always existed, but somehow no one ever noticed. Really wonderful.

  • http://www.open-output.org/darrenyeojx Darren

    i tink muji iconic bed and chair combination was still the best idea of that year~

  • j

    Nice to see an architectural design accompanied by (simple + legible) drawings.

  • http://arh9.com spass

    is it a chair? is it a bench? NO, it’s a bed!

  • Dork

    It could have been an idea from Richard Hutten….

  • into striped light

    hutten is smarter than this

  • http://www.robertknight.nl Robert Knight

    ik vind ‘m mooi!

  • http://gardenweb.ru/ Oleg

    Like it ,Innovative stuff

  • tiffany

    Have to agree with Dork and ‘into striped light’.
    This type of transformations of archetypes made Hutten famous in the nineties

  • http://wearetol.com Barton Smith

    He certainly saw Naoto Fukasawa’s chair and bed for Muji. But then I kinda wish I had though of this after seeing it.

  • j

    so nice!

  • http://dezeen.com tonimistic

    Cojonuda!!

  • NICO ROLA

    I wish I thought of this one

  • http://deleted amsam

    SO beautiful– minimal, elegant and transformative. Why so bitter, Guido?