I had scaffolding up on our house for so long during our refurbishment that I may be partial to scaffolding. And, I’ve always loved the look of vintage hospital beds.
I’ve been on the look out for beds that combined the strong lines and utilitarian aspect in the form of a scaffolding bed for a long time.
Last year, I had found this 4 poster scaffolding bed at the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. Although this bed epitomises for me French industrial chic, the bed was only a showroom model unavailable for sale.
On another trip to Paris I found the stylists had accessorised the bed without the four poster curtains.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that scaffolding beds are now available for sale.
Trendy French children’s furniture store, Serendipity, has a child-sized version of a scaffolding bed. It comes in either a raw steel or a lacquered bronze.
Here, in England, the Wrought Iron and Bed Company brings you a sturdy English version of the lacquered steel scaffolding bed. A family-run company based out of Norfolk, this adult bed is named after the owner’s grandfather, William.
It is fitting this bed comes out of modern Norfolk, the style has a simplicity and a strength in keeping with tradition and, yet, is completely current. Kevin McCloud appreciated the design as well, because the William was lauded as a ‘green hero’ at the 2013 Grand Designs Live Show in Birmingham.
If you are feeling particularly DIY, you could try and construct the bed as shown here. I’m not sure it has the same elegance though.
What do you think? Do you think these industrial-style beds are attractive or should scaffolding be left outside of the house?