As if resting upon an upholstered serving tray or pedestal, the Siena Bed by Naoto Fukasawa is a theatrical piece conjured up like a stage for the bedroom. Except without a purely aesthetic tone, the Siena’s practical side rings through its extended widths and lengths that outlast the ideal mattress at its center. The slight, protruding plane from beneath interprets as a comfortable space for a newspaper, device, alarm clock or breakfast tray (with the last suggestion dependent upon one’s fortunate).
Created for B&B Italia in 2007, the renowned Japanese designer sought to expand on the dream-like drama of our nightly charging station. Emphasizing its modern look in classy, bright colors as well as its minimalist finishing touch of full leather or fabric upholstery, the Siena Bed even goes for an ergonomic approach to relaxation. According to B&B Italia, “the top of the back panel inserted into the base features a short turned-up section where you can rest your arm comfortably when seated.”
To take it a step further, Fukasawa includes caster wheels at the rear on one version of the delightful Siena design to make the bed much easier than most to move about a room. For added strength in its structure, two tubular metal supports hold up the frame while the base of the bed contains foam with a built-in spring base and metal mesh with pre-curved beech wood slats.
Nailing an element of modern originality that the award-winning Fukasawa has capitalized on through every one of his creations as an industrial designer, B&B Italia finds itself amongst other host manufacturers of his masterpiece furniture and tech products that include: MUJI, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese, and Boffi.