If you really want to sleep richly, but the $1.54 million in stacked $20s just isnâ€™t as comfortable as you expected it to be, then you may want to check out the floating bed created by Dutch architect Janjaap Fuijssenaars (say that five times fast). The black platform, which can apparently double as a dining table or plinth (though Iâ€™m not sure why) too six years to develop, and was inspired by the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrickâ€™s 1958 film â€œ2001: A Space Odysseyâ€. The bed uses magnets in both the floor and the bed itself, repelling each other to provide lift, and small steel cables tethered to the walls to hold the bed in place. Though not currently comfortable (common, what do you expect for that kind of cash, a sleep number?), cushions and bedclothes will be provided before use. Just to assure the well to do piercing enthusiast, the designer says that piercings are ok, so long as you donâ€™t drop your teddy bear under the bed and venture after it, only to find yourself stuck to the floor. When asked to say something artsy about the bed, the designer said: â€œNo matter where you live all architecture is dictated by gravity. I wondered whether you could make an object, a building or a piece of furniture where this is not the case â€“ where another power actually dictates the imageâ€. Good words Ruijssenaars, now where did I put that million dollar bill?
[Via: Yahoo! News]