Dylan floating bed

What is wrong with this picture? At first glance, this bed looks beautiful – elegant lines, smooth curves, and an all-around compelling contemporary design. But are you being fooled or is there a trick besides some clever structure that makes it look as cool as it does?

Dylan floating bed beige

Everything looks like it fits, from the complimentary brown wood and off-white colors to the sleek circular night tables and a realistically disheveled bed spread – but wait, why is the comforter at different angles for each photo shoot while the sheets and pillows stay in one place? And is that left leg edited out entirely?

Dylan floating bed white

If the other clues did not give it away, this diagram reveals the details that are missing from the images: indeed, the front legs are relatively far forward and close to the edge:

These elements that bring the design back down to earth (and support it on the floor, for that matter) are conveniently absent from the catalog-worthy photos of this bed. We all know that some images are Photoshopped for catalogues and furniture is framed in unnaturally nice and neat settings for such shoots, but this faux floating bed is a good reminder that such trickery sometimes knows no bounds.

It’s called “The Dylan Hanging Bed” by designer Andrea Lucatello, and it comes with a price tag of over $5,000 from Spacify.

“Andrea Lucatello is a contemporary industrial designer who resides and works in Treviso. He’s an all-rounder with years of professional experience which has determined his strong foundation of creativity and design.  He’s a master of processing techniques and composite materials – two highly feasible qualities one needs to have in order to be an effective product designer.”

Dylan floating bed in red

“Lucatello’s professional game is highly recognized. He’s been awarded the ‘Top Ten 2001’ award at the International Chair Exhibition and has been mentioned in several renowned publications. His avant-garde designs are appreciated by designers and general public alike, and are always in high demand.”

If you’re interested in some real, actual floating beds (kind of…) you’ll want to check out the $1.6 million dollar magnetic hovering bed, but there’s also another clever illusion bed that only appears to float.