Eddy Deegan wrote: Martin Walker wrote:
ManFromGlass wrote:I bet there is a steampunk fella here who could build you the most amazing looking one off. One that Clara would be envious of.
Ha ha 8-)
It's already been done - have a look here and gawp at its shininess:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2xvxrk ... e=youtu.be
Wow, that's a lovely thing indeed Martin!
Arpangel wrote:Yes there is, a guy called Ron Arad, he designed the Rover Chair, I commissioned him to build us a platform bed, in the 80’s, it was truly beyond, just beyond, he had a shop in Neal Street in London, that was beyond too.
If I may go off-topic for a moment.
I searched high and low for the right bed but to no avail. After sleeping for some time on a mattress on the floor, Mrs. D. and I decided to take matters into our own hands so I ordered a bunch of planed lumber from the local building suppliers and built one for us myself.
Unfortunately it's impossible to get a decent photo as it's more than half the size of the room its in but this should give an idea:
It's also constructed in such a manner that it can be disassembled into enough parts to relocate should the need arise.
The messy room is due in no small part to the fact we're having to use other parts of the house as temporary storage while I'm working on the studio upstairs (also why there is scaffolding visible outside the bedroom window) :-)
Very impressed Eddy, it has a bit of a ships cabin crossed with a medieval boudoir about it!
Our bed was made from Key Systems tubing, with a custom built chrome mattress base, and a chrome and black blind hanging down one side, we completely mirrored the wall it was on, and had bright red satin bed linen.
I used to lay in bed listening to our hi-fi, a Transcriptors Reference turntable, Tannoy Cheviots, and a massive silver Onkyo twin transformer amp, that snapshot sticks in my mind as the pinnacle of how we were in the 80’s, my happiest time, in many ways.
BTW, I paid £100 for the turntable :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: and £300 for the speakers, I picked up the amp at a boot sale for .......£18! equally crazy.