At least thats the attraction behind a Dutch architects invention: A magnetic floating bed designed to make you feel as youre sleeping on air.
Janjaap Ruijssenaar says his floating bed must be placed in a room with magnets in the floors because the bed also has magnets inside of it. The attraction between the two sets of magnets give the bed a magnetic pull, allowing it to levitate about 16 inches off the ground even with two to three people lying on it.
Ruijssenaar explains that the bed is also held up by 4 thin cables that hoist the bed and make it float up, not down.
Ruijssenaar admits he was, in part, inspired by the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and thats where got the measurements and shape for lighter-than-air bed.
The floating bed has a price tag of about $1,500 and Ruijssenaar hopes to get a buyer soon so he can start production.
Meanwhile, hes dreaming about creating an entire floating bedroom that would include, as he puts it, ... maybe a nice floating sofa chair.
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