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Elevator Bed- Dyson Design Contest Entry

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Published on Aug 2, 2012

Take back the wasted space in your apartment, dorm or room!
This innovative approach to where you place your bed will change your room dynamic extensively!
You are no longer figuring out where to place you bed in the horizontal plane of your room, now you have to pick where your bed will go vertically!
This will be extremely helpful in spaces where square footage is limited. For example, crowded city apartments, or dorm rooms. If a whole building were to be outfitted with these it would significantly increase the value of each room.


I had a couch I loved that just wouldn't fit in my room. And my dorm just wasn't open enough to relax in. So before going home to build just a normal loft I thought, why not make it magnificent and brand new.
To save room space I will create a ceiling for it and suspend it.... Why just lift it off the ground on essentially bed stilts? I can suspend the loft on cables that retract all the way to the roof!
So I sketched designs until I thought it would be functional.
It was such a new idea that when I got home to build the loft with my dad, I was timid to show him my grand plans and actually attempt the build. But once we started we build a fully working elevator loft.


A couple design iterations then the first build. After 8 months of use I re-assessed the design and changed to the final prototype. I still want to build the recent prototype and test for strength and longevity.
The current design gets rid of the bulky loft frame and utilizes concrete carriage bolts and a custom modification of an overhead PWC/Boat lift. A motor will turn a pipe that evenly pulls all four cables around it for a fluid movement of the bed up and down. This will let me build the loft in any room to any dimensions. Also it completely frees the space underneath by having no loft legs. This free hanging system also lets you sleep at any level above your floor that you are comfortable, the bed frame will have fold down legs of adjusting height for sleeping, but neat streamline storage during the day.

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