Good Questions: A Bed That Goes Up To The Ceiling?

Good Questions: A Bed That Goes Up To The Ceiling?

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 28, 2005

Hello AT,

I saw a show recently [Small Space, Big Style], where a woman was in a small NYC apartment. She had a mechanical lift that would raise her bed to the ceiling when not in use. Any idea where to shop for this? I have searched the internet but to no avail.

It would be a great solution for my apartment. My biggest challenge is that I have to chose between a sofa and a space for both. I have tried futons (not comfortable), and have no space for a murphy bed. This mechanical lift looked like the perfect solution to hide my bed away when I have a guest over to watch TV.

I live in a 350' apartment in NYC, with 2 small dogs, AND I work from home... now that's a small space...Lisa

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Dear Lisa,

We saw this as well, but even though our jaw dropped when we saw it, we don't know who made it. However, having tried to do this with clients before, we know it is not easy and requires not only $$$, but also a strong ceiling to tie into as a bed and people in it becomes a whole bunch of weight.

Not to be a naysayer, but we wold advise putting your money into a really nice sleeper sofa, going Japanese and building up the floor so that the mattress goes DOWN instead of UP, or putting in a fold-away bed, much like Paul has in his apartment (pic above). It's more svelte than a murphy.

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