Nothing is quite a space hog like a bed. Even if you live in a small apartment with a separate bedroom, the bed usually serves as several pieces of furniture wrapped up in one. So installing a fold-away bed, although an investment, can really free up valuable space.
The Hide Away Bed from Boxetti is a refreshing modern take on the old-fashioned model. This unique design blends a double bed, night stand and closet all in one modular piece. A remote control device activates the open and close function and there is integrated lighting above the bed. The wardrobe consists of six sections for clothes storage including a hanging rod, drawers and shelves. With a starting price of 7,866 Euros (approximately $10,687) this is really a unique small space bedroom solution.
Incidentally, the Murphy bed was invented by William L. Murphy, who in 1876 moved into a one-room apartment in San Francisco. Deciding he wanted more room for entertaining, he experimented with several folding bed designs before creating a design that was patented in 1900. For more history visit the original Murphy Bed Company website.