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Your Bed Of Teh Futur3 Is Here

A young Dutch architect has created a floating bed which hovers above the ground through magnetic force and comes with a price tag of 1.2 million euros ($1.54 million).

Janjaap Ruijssenaars took inspiration for the bed — a sleek black platform, which took six years to develop and can double as a dining table or a plinth — from the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 cult film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

“No matter where you live all architecture is dictated by gravity. I wondered whether you could make an object, a building or a piece of furniture where this is not the case — where another power actually dictates the image,” Ruijssenaars said.

Magnets built into the floor and into the bed itself repel each other, pushing the bed up into the air. Thin steel cables tether the bed in place.

“It is not comfortable at the moment,” admits Ruijssenaars, adding it needs cushions and bedclothes before use.

Although people with piercings should have no problem sleeping on the bed, Ruijssenaars advises them against entering the magnetic field between the bed and the floor.

They could find their piercing suddenly tugged toward one of the magnets.

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29 Comments

  1. Seems pretty damned expensive for something that just recreates the
    old “Mohammed’s Coffin” trick.

  2. el_randall el_randall

    yeah, plus, has it been ‘bootie call’ tested yet?
    I foresee many a sexual mishap here…….

  3. Pete Martin Pete Martin

    Also, those with credit cards, loose change, ipods, laptops, watches and Heather Mills McCartney should stay the fuck away.
    As well as those with metal fillings

  4. Pete Martin Pete Martin

    But on the plus side, excellent defence from robot assassins

  5. I wonder how much power that thing uses? It could be expensive to operate.

  6. Gilles Gilles

    Mid- to long-term exposure to high magnetic fields generally results in dizzyness, disorientation, nausea and other such pleasant symptoms. Magnetic fields are not linear, so even if the slab blocks the strongest currents, “leaks” are going to be a problem.

  7. zO zO

    gimme!!

  8. Christian O. Christian O.

    What happens if the bed was flipped?

  9. I love that the bed “can double as a dining table or a plinth.” Because, you know, what my house is really missing is a plinth.

  10. MAdMaN MAdMaN

    “Ruijssenaars advises them against entering the magnetic field between the bed and the floor.”

    Screw that! I wanna see if I’ll float.

  11. charity charity

    FINALLY!!!

  12. I worry about you people. You talk about the cost of running it and EM-induced nausea and not needing a plinth in your house (for god’s SAKE, man) —

    — am I the only one who looked at this and thought about fucking someone on a steel plate in a magnetic field?

  13. With a cock piercing. Keep that imagery fresh in yout mind. Fucking with a cock piercing on top of an industrial magnet.

  14. As far as x-treme fucking goes, I’m waiting for Larry Niven-style “sleeping plate” personal levitation fields.
    This is just a damn table with no legs. What’s so exciting about fucking on that?

  15. When was the last time YOU fucked someone on a table with no legs that was hanging suspended in a magnetic field?

    You all sadden me today.

  16. Yeah, but you don’t really notice the lack of legs when you’re lying on it. It wouldn’t be weird unless you stopped to think about it. And I would HOPE that you’re not bored enough by sex for your mind to wander like that.

    Now, fucking in simulated free-fall, that would be something.

  17. Jacob Jacob

    But do you want to fuck on the floating bed $1.54 million dollars bad.

    The fact that, for me at least, that was something that I had to think about for a while shows you how comically great this thing is.

  18. Pete Pete

    I’m with Tom. The bed of the future is here, and its design appears likely to turn your tits and other ornamented fleshy bits into canonry.

  19. It has four steel ‘stabilising’ cables. Stabilising — pha! That’s all I have to say. Stabilisation is for wusses. The bed would be a lot more fun if, at any point during the night, the whole thing might just flip 180 degrees and slam you into the floor, as magnets are wont to do. You’d have to lie right in the middle of the bed and try not to think about metal.

  20. Also: would it still look cool with a big faded HE-MAN quilt and mismatched paisley-pattern pillows?

  21. Robin Robin

    I pity the poor man who has a cock ring…they would find themselves the unintentional subject of one of your “don’t look” posts.

    In all this futuristic achievement, it’s good to know some things don’t change…like God hating Asian children’s football games.

    http://www.transbuddha.com/mediaHolder.php?id=102

  22. trotsky trotsky

    what i want to know is how much it would cost to rent the bed for one hour.

  23. Jessica Miller Jessica Miller

    I want it and I want hot monkey sex on it w/ hot men/man/women/woman.

    And I keep trying to read what other people wrote, but that’s really all the crazy blaring noises in my head keep screaming. Imagining new restraints to take full advantage of the magnets brings me joi right now…..

  24. I have a habit of keeping my old audio tapes in a box beneath my bed. This would rule that right out.

    Also, yeah: fucking on this would be weird because… would it not bounce? Would it be like fucking on the floor, or fucking on an ice floe sliding imperceptibly along?

    What if the whole floor were magnetized? Could you just sail around the room, then?

  25. M. E. Hepler M. E. Hepler

    If you conceived a child on this bed would it be a Star Baby?

  26. Pete Martin Pete Martin

    This would only be cool if you could use it to play hall-sized pong

  27. Jacob Jacob

    I think the key point everyone is missing about this thing is the ability to end a sex story with “….and then she rolled of the bed and was ripped in half by the giant magnets.”

    Someone is going to get their hands on one of these and bring home the most heavily pierced man/woman they can find.

  28. Jerry Banana Jerry Banana

    I didn’t know Warren Ellis liked sex.

  29. No, I jerked off one night and there was a kid there in the morning. Jesus.

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