On Monday, I told you how to Spring organize your bedroom, and one of you asked where you could find the bed featured in the stock photography image. I don't blame you: I love its hairpin-esque steel legs. So, I searched high and low for the bed. As it turns out, not surprisingly, the design derives from one of the most influential experiments in American residential architecture. To find out which bed it is,
It's the Case Study Bed ($1,350). It has a thick maple veneer frame and six brushed-steel legs for extra stability. Its platform is zinc-plated and perforated, taking the place of a box spring and allowing the mattress to breathe — unlike a slatted wooden base would. The Case Study House program was a midcentury experiment in residential architecture in the US, sponsored by John Entenza. He commissioned major architects like Richard Neutra and Charles and Ray Eames to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the postwar housing boom. The design of the bed is influenced by that of those homes, and is a midcentury classic.