Adaptability is at the heart of this idea – one could, after all, put a larger mattress on this frame – but so is completeness: it is a finely-crafted and fine-looking piece of finished furniture with ample space for lamps, books and other bedside materials.

Per the pair of architects from Manada, “from one side the precision that characterizes German design, and on the other side the handcrafting skills of Mexican artisans.” A desk is added to the back, using the weight of the main solid-wood structure to balance out its two simple legs.

From their website: The young Mexican-German Architectural and Interior Design studio Manadaº has been awarded with the Interior Innovation Award 2012 by the German Design Council at the imm Cologne. Manadaº received this prestigious award for their design of the Bed 42″

“The Bed 42 is a materialization of multiple explorations by Manadaº. By mixing a bed and a desk in one product, they explore the flexibility of use of everyday objects; keeping always as a priority the aspiration to create quality products that are both sustainable – in an economical, social and environmental way – and timeless in their design.”