Bed was made for a client who recently visited Tasmania for
a holiday, and saw some Huon Pine in a gallery. They immediately
fell in love with its beautiful fine grain and fragrance, and
decided they would like a bed that featured the timber in some
Functionally, the client requested the bed be of a low platform
style, have matching side tables and be able to accommodate
a king size mattress.
The design was kept deliberately simple and minimalist both
as a response to the architecture of the bedroom, and also
to focus attention on the timber. All horizontal surfaces
were designed in Huon Pine and vertical surfaces in Jarrah.
The darkness of the Jarrah recedes under the bed platform,
resulting a floating effect when viewed from above. The only
detailing occurs on corners, which feature vertical rows of
The client has subsequently informed me that whilst their
bed is extremely comfortable, they are a little more tired
than before as their 2 year-old can now climb up onto the
new, lower bed for a cuddle at 5 o'clock in the morning.