The Sled bed by Rodolfo Dordoni achieves a perfect balance between design and the valuable materials employed to convey an air of sophisticated elegance. Sled has a shelf built into the headboard, and is ideal for use in the center of a room. Available in two versions, Sled and and Sled Slim. The headboard on Sled Slim is slightly curved, and this bed is more suitable to be placed against a wall. The headboard and bed frame are in curved plywood in open grain dark stained oak.
The headboard cushioning is available in a high version, with a foam insert, with a layer of polyester padding and a layer of down, or in a low version, with a foam insert and a layer of polyester padding. The bed frame is in matte black extruded aluminum. The matte black die-cast aluminum legs are fixed onto the front and back corners. The front feet can be placed towards outside (as illustrated in the drawings) or in straight position. The bed is complemented by a bedside table with two drawers on feet or three drawers on castor wheels in black stained wood and by a right or left dark stained oak desk with shaped top and right or left black stained wood chest of two drawers.
As a designer, Rodolfo Dordoni has created a career of collaboration, through designing furniture and objects for the home with a wide array of companies. Born in Milan in 1954, Dordoni graduated with a degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic. He soon began designing for Artemide, working on their glass collection; eventually becoming their art director. Dordoni then transitioned to working for Cappellini from 1979 - 1989. He has since created lines for or work directly with Cassina, Minotti, Flos, Dornbracht, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Roda, and Venini. In 2005 he created his own architecture firm, Dordoni Archietti, which focuses on architectural planning, interior design, and exhibit design. His work is often considered to be simple and intuitive; much of his design process goes beyond the object itself and focuses on the marketing campaign that will feature the piece or line.