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Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Frederick W at March 14. 2007

I'm having a hell of time finding a stylish, streamlined and subtle platform bed that doesn't look like a set prop in a film about pimps.

I've been researching this model by Minotti:

http://i18.tinypic.com/47m9rp1.jpg

But my god, it's going for $5,700 and that doesn't even include the shipping! 

There is also the problem of finding a queen-sized mattress for it (the euro mattress sizing is different from those in US); so I'm just about to give up.

Has anyone come across anything cool that they'd recommend? I'd appreciate it with maybe a link or two.

Cheers,

F.


Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Jason at March 15. 2007

Frederick,

$5,000 plus is the going rate for a good bed.

Have you tried De La Spada?

http://www.delaespada.com/USAnew/furniture/sleeping.html

I have seen their furniture first hand and trust me me when I say that it is very, very well built. The wood is incredible. It is not cheap, but then again you get what you pay for - most of the time.

My wife and I bought a platform bed from Against The Grain about 18 months ago. I don't see it on their web site anymore but here is the link.

http://www.atgfurniture.net/products/bedroom/century/index.html

They are a notch down from De La Spada but it is 30% to 40% less.

The problem seems to be the flood of cheap imported furniture from China. It is hard to fine mid-range, quality furniture since the West Elm, Crate & Barrel, CB2, etc. companies have forced a lot of boutique modern furniture store out of business - at least around here.

Good luck.

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Jason at March 15. 2007

Here is a more reasonably priced bed from a new De La Spada company

http://www.atlantico-usa.com/index.php?section=product_detail_cherry&id=011

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Gregory La Vardera at March 15. 2007
Hey - this LiveModern member built his own and blogged about it. I thought he was going to offer them" http://web.mac.com/faraji/iWeb/Site%202/Blog/CFB6AD5A-4F7C-4518-926F-237A6DE9329A.html

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Connie at March 15. 2007

The Minotti bed is also one of my favorites, but I wonder if it is worth the price.

Recently I found some very affordable and cool beds:

http://www.allmodernfurniture.com/Innovation-USA-Suite-Series-IV1221.html

http://www.allmodernfurniture.com/Innovation-USA-Bond-Series-IV1182.html

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Jeff Jasper at March 26. 2007
I really like the Mash LAX platform bed available from Design Republic http://www.designpublic.com/shop/beds/platform-beds The Espresso and and Birch ones are on sale now for $499 for the headboard and $870 for the bed, the Walnut one is $850 for the headboard and $1020 for the bed. I have low platform bed from West Elm and I love it. I am normally not a huge West Elm fan as they have some quality issues but the low platform bed it very solid. Cost us $569 for our queen bed. We put a King size natural latex mattress on it to stop from banging ankles on the wide side boards when getting out of bed in the morning. Fits perfectly. Also teamed it up with two matching low platform side tables. If I was super rich I would get the Peter Maly bed from Ligne Roset http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com/?sec=products&pid;=33&cid;=35&rid;=347&page;=0

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Starcat at March 30. 2007
Consider Charles P. Rogers. I have the Cherry Platform Bed. It's beautifully made. http://www.charlesprogers.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath;=1_31&key;=platform-beds

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Bryan Moore at January 21. 2008

What about  Build bedroom. Furniture homedelivery also have great deals:

http://www.buildbedroom.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=245_1179

Check this out also :

http://www.furniturehomedelivery.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=245

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by N. Struthers at January 21. 2008
I really like the items produced from MASH studios. They're a botique furniture design firm based out of Los Angeles.

This particular platform bed ranges from $890 - 1,100 which is not THAT bad

http://www.designpublic.com/shop/mash-studios/6098

NAS



 

 
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Posted by brano rataj at April 10. 2008

as a european living in usa i have very hard time looking for furniture that i like. same with bed, eventually i went with one from innovation that connie had posted link to earlier. it is very good bed for it was made in usa. designwise and comfortwise.

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by kim turley at June 23. 2008

Not sure if you've found a bed yet, but I recently purchased the Dodu Bed by Blu Dot.  I absolutely love this bed!  Great quality, wonderful design, good price, and no more bruised shins from running into sharp corners!

http://www.designpublic.com/popups/moreimages/index.php?images_id=6651&p_id=5185&status=1

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Agilest Collections at June 29. 2008

Check us out at www.agilestcollections.com.  Agilest Collections is an online and brick and mortar Knoll Space and Jonathan Adler authorized dealer. We are a furniture retailer with an emphasis on modern classic contemporary design, new modern design furniture and home accessories.

 
 
 
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Posted by Sarah Michell at August 06. 2008
Well, talking about Beds and stuff ..as we knw its the world of all in one product :P so better try out sofa beds then only beds its an amazing collection .. INTERIOR DESIGNER is suggesting u this ;) so check out Connie! http://torontomodernfurnitures.com/site-content/sofa-beds.html

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Sarah Michell at August 07. 2008
see i have this bed at my room now :) itz as cheap as $300 http://torontomodernfurnitres.com
 
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Posted by Troy at August 07. 2008

$5700 ? Woow... Pretty expensive Check this guys out...

 

http://www.modani.com/store/beds-c-19.html

 

I got mine from a local place here in Miami and paid less than 3K for the whole set...I am pretty happy with my bedroom set...

Not much places selling modern furniture here in Miami :(

 

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Tamara Mykhaylova at October 05. 2008

Have a look at Casa Di Luce  website http://www.europeanartglass.com.

They sell Calligaris furniture (made in Italy but American sizes) and have quite nice platform beds:  http://www.europeanartglass.com/details.php?ProductID=1395&Cat_ID=8

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by joel hester at October 27. 2008

I'd be glad to help you with a platform bed built to your specifications. Most of mine run approx $2000 and come with bolt-on end tables. Having storage without 8 extra legs on the ground was my idea because im lazy and didn't like cleaning my concrete floors amidst all the extra furniture.

http://joelhester.com/

here is a photo of a table i built in 2007. its a platform bed with side tables that attach to the headboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by joy at November 22. 2008

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Posted by Paul Jackson at November 24. 2008

Hey Friends,

 

I have bought my bed through internet. When i was searching on internet for some nice and stylists beds for my house. I have found a website www.kmpfurniture.com and also i have seen that there are lots of varieties of the different beds in the Beds section of that site and there are also nice collection of Sofas and other furniture.

 

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Theodore at January 30. 2009

If you are having an issue finding the mattress Ligne Roset sells a "Euro Queen" mattress starting at about $850.00 or $950.00 (in 2006) I am not sure if they went up since I bought mine, its just a few inches wider/ longer...  Standard American queen sheets still fit it.

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Jason at February 22. 2009

We got this bed from www.environment-furniture.com and love it. Expect to pay $5,000 + for a good bed, otherwise try Crate and Barrel. They do have a lot better looking modern furniture these days.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmcminn/2649914278/sizes/l/in/set-72157600054458911/

 

This bed we got from EQ3 was only $1,100

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmcminn/3226669095/sizes/l/in/set-72157612947891399/

 

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by Richard Oak at February 16. 2012

I am really in awe and impressed by some of the beds in these photos. I am hunting for furniture with my fiancé for our new house and this post definitely gave us more ideas on the type of bed we want to get.

David - http://www.oakfurnituresolutions.co.uk

Re: Modern platform bed dilemma...

Posted by joseph000 at August 12. 2013

I really like platform beds.Platform beds are known to have a very durable structure.Beds are one of the most loved and one of the most popular kinds of furniture.Platform beds are suitable for any type of bedroom decor. Not only they assemble easily with other room furnishings, it also brings warmness and style to a bedroom.

 
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