ohlala~labedroom

15 Aug 2010

IN Bed

The standing babas are men who have taken a vow to never sit or lie down for the rest of their days. They sleep standing, suspended from harnesses. After about ten years, their legs are swollen, enormous and covered in varicose veins. After that they deflate, becoming just bones covered by skin. That is surely the worst of all sacrifices.

“Aaaaaarrrrgghhhhh” is the ritual sound that I make when I lie down in the evening. My bed is the place, or rather the piece of furniture, which gives me the most satisfaction. It abolishes weight. It takes control of me. My attention then turns to things which are none of my business. I watch fascinating documentaries about upright people, I read books about busy people, and essentially, I take leave of myself.







Grard de Villiers, author, at home in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. In designing his room, he wanted to emulate a pre-war brothel.



Paolo Calia, artist, at home in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. In the 70’s he worked as a set designer for Federico Fellini films. He sleeps in one bed and has another for his sexual adventures.



Paolo Calia, artist, at home in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. In the 70’s he worked as a set designer for Federico Fellini films. He sleeps in one bed and has another for his sexual adventures.



Alain Passard, chef, in Filli-sur-Sarthe. In the middle of the vegetable patch, when the night falls and the silence creeps in, Alain thinks back on his day and plans his future.



Anonymous dancer from the Moulin Rouge, in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. This Chinese bed with a mirrored ceiling is made from ebony, with mother-of-pearl incrustations.



Dominique Renson, artist, at home in Paris’ 14th arrondissement. She invites her friends to stay in the bed, as long as they sleep naked. She then watches them through small holes in the wall.



Daniel Hourd, sculptor, at home in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Fascinated by black granite tombs, he decided to use that as the inspiration for his bed.



Raphale Bianchi, floor manager of the Centre Pompidou, at home in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. She spends her nights in this polycarbonate module on the roof.



Gilles Ebersolt, an architect, in the French region of Limousin. The ‘Ballule’, was invented for rolling down steep slopes. In its quieter times it serves as floating bed on water.



To please her daughter, Nilaya’s mother gave her this caravan to tour Italy.



Gilles Ebersolt, architect, with his wife in the French region of Limousin. In response to the invasion of children during the holidays, he invented the room on wheels.



Hippolyte Romain, illustrator, at home in Paris’ 18th arrondissement. A fan of China, he brought back this Mandarin bed which occupies his whole bedroom.



Monseigneur Jean-Bernard de Cazenave, archimandrite, at home in Ferrires, in the Pyrenees. In winter he lives in the kitchen where there is an enclosed Bearnais bed from the late 18th century.



Michel Caro, hairdresser, in Paris’ 7th arrondissement. He lives in Normandie and looks after his salon in the week. For 20 years he has been setting out his bed in the middle of the boutique.



Olivier Urman, artist, at Galerie Benamou in Saint-Ouen. In order to not have to sleep alone he created this bed sculpted from bultex foam and acrylic fur, naming it Marvellous Mother Nature’.



Philippe Starck, designer, on a boat at Le Cap Ferret, in the Bassin d’Arcachon. On a fishing boat normally made to catch small fish, he designed a bed to occupy the full rear section of the boat.



Nathalie Wolberg, architect, at home in Saint-Ouen. The suspended bed symbolizes rest, a slice of forgottenness, and non-existence.



Kenzo, fashion designer, at home in Paris’ 11th arrondissement. The bed in the middle of the room gives him a view over his Japanese garden.



Chlo Blum, at home in Paris’ 1st arrondissement. She chose a bed by interior designer Jean Royre. It is the only furniture in her new apartment, which she therefore lives in lying down only.



Alexandre Zouari, entrepreneur, at home in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. His interior designer friend Stphanie Cauchoix one day gave him this colonial mahogany bed.



Rolande Tapiau d’Aunoy lives in an apartment in Paris’ 7th arrondissement. The Louis XV bed was chosen as it looks like a sofa.



Baudouin de la Motte Saint Pierre, breeder of race horses, in Radon, Orne. He installed a bed in a stable, so when the mares give birth, all he has to do is climb down off his mattress.



Bartabas, founder of the Zingaro theatre and the equestrian academy of Versailles. When in his 1950’s caravan, he spends his time either lying down or sitting - standing is not practical.



Christian Baquiast, interior designer, at home in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. He opened up the roof, fitted a glass wall and ceiling, and placed his bed underneath.



Josphine de la Baume, comedienne, in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Her summer bed, originally from Rajasthan, is at the bottom of her parents’ garden, right in the middle of Paris.



Bill Pallot, antiquarian, at home in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. Each room in his apartment has a different style. For his bedroom he chose the 70’s.

via ~ saturnic.livejournal

9 Aug 2010

now this is the bed I want…lol

now this is the bed I want…lol

9 Aug 2010

This design a creation by Gandia Blasco has been an inspiration from the olden day’s palanquin lying on which you could feel like an Egyptian queen/king.

9 Aug 2010

via ~ lh4.ggpht

via ~ lh4.ggpht

9 Aug 2010

9 Aug 2010

Gothic bed…

Gothic bed…

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9 Aug 2010

9 Aug 2010

9 Aug 2010

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