French master-craftsmen Domeau & Peres have long collaborated with Australian designer Marc Newson on projects encompassing interiors of a spaceship, of a Falcon Jet, and product design pieces. This collaboration unveils a leather-upholstered bed surrounded by chunky bumpers at its base. The piece was included in the retrospective ‘Marc Newson at Home’ presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2013.
Marc Newson enclosed the Bumper Bed within padded leather cushions to evoke the sense of sleeping on a mattress laid directly on the ground.
"Most people I know have at some point in their lives slept on a mattress on the floor," said Newson. "So I thought it would be nice to design a bed that would [encourage] people like me to replace their faithful mattress with a 'beautiful bed'." One lip sits flush with the mattress and a second wraps around the bed at floor level, with an orange leather strip running between the two. The sides are deep enough to be used as seats and can be ordered from Domeau & Pérès in white, dove (pictured), or chocolate colors.
Wood Structure Wrapped in Foam Upholstered with Calfskin Leather
Available in Two Sizes:
L 78.75 x W 63 x H 17.7 in
L 200 x W 160 x H 45 cm
L 78.75 x W 70.9 x 17.7 in
L 200 x W 180 x 45 cm