We all like our beds. We can rely on the comfort for a restful and restoring sleep — but do you ever wonder what it would be like to sleep in a bed and/or location less ordinary?Each of these beds caught my eye and I wonder what it would be like to sleep in them.
• Canopy bed sculpture by François Lalanne in an early Paris apartment living room of Jacques Grange. From the book French Style by Suzanne Slesin & Stafford Cliff, Jacques Dirand photography c 1982
• The Prophet Room at Atelier Sul Mare, an art hotel on the island of Sicily
• The Sonic Bed London is a purpose built portable venue which plays music that moves for the prone bodies of an audience, who can come lie in the bed alone or together.
It is a sonic and social experiment exploring our perception of sound, presenting an oversized bed as a polished wooden tank with steps to climb up to get in it. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and come lie on and enjoy specially constructed pieces moving up and down and around their bodies. Subtle, dynamic, at times beyond hearing, Sonic Bed plays music to feel rather than just listen to.