Magnetic Floating Bed

Magnetic Floating Bed

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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 23, 2006

We dare you to try this at home. If you've ever wanted to really "float" on air when sleeping at night, then Dutch architect, Janjaap Ruijssenaars, has made your wish come true. After five years of experimentation, he has succeeded in creating a floating plinth (that can double as bed or table) which hovers only on the strong repulsion of magnets set in plinth and floor. More pics are here at Mirage 7.

While the price tag of $1.5 million may dissuade some, others may step up quickly to take home a shape inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." and still others may step back from going near the magnets with anything slightly metallic. (Via Yahoo News, Thanks, May!)

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