Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magnetic Floating Bed

Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magnetic Floating Bed

Updated: December 11, 2013

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Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magic Moments in Floating Bed

Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magic Moments in Floating Bed

Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars created a floating bed that would allow you to sleep in a bed that is floating in mid air. Estimated to make you poorer by US$146,953 for just the scale model ( he never mention about the actual scale but I bet it would be 1:100). The actual model would cost about US$1,533,419, now why would I want a floating bed? and would it sort of float away? and the ultimate question would be – is it powered by normal electricity? What happen if there is a sudden blackout during the night? Yeah – we got a new name, Death Bed!

Nice concept, but I would prefer a magnetic stairs. Hidden away when I don’t need it, and somehow the flight elevate accordingly when I am about to travel up or down.

floating magnetic bed

floating magnetic bed

floating magnetic bed

floating magnetic bed

Ruijssenaars was also showing off a smaller version at the Millionaire fair in Kortrijk that goes for a more affordable $146,000; at 1/5th the size of the regular model.

“No 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 — where another power actually dictates the image,” Ruijssenaars said.

The bed has been designed to resemble the Monolith from Kubrick’s movie ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’. How about a floating chair? Watch the video, skip to 1:20 for the video interview:

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11 Comments

  1. Karen
    October 28, 2007

    I think it is very cool, when I saw this in the National Geographic Kids, I was wondering then what I shall do for the 6th grade science fair, and then I saw it then, I thought maybe I should make a floating chair, well because if I made a floating bed it will probably be too big to go in to the school. Thank You.

    Karen

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  2. bryan
    March 11, 2008

    “What happen if there is a sudden blackout during the night?”

    nothing. permanent magnets

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  3. Amjad
    August 12, 2008

    Just imagin what would happen if you had to carry your electronic device such as laptops, MP3 Players with HDD or those with magnetic tapes or for worst if you had to carry things that have iron in it.

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  4. Smakovich
    August 17, 2008

    Well, magnets can maintain their magnetic field and force for hundreds of years, so that shouldn’t be the problem.

    My question is, to which material is it rejecting the field?

    I mean, magnets don’t float by themselves, they can float when they are “getting away” from another field of the same pole (repeling, that is).

    The floor by itself doesn’t have magnetism, so it should have some sort of, umm, carpet(?) that has the same magnetic pole than the bed, so it keeps repeling it and making it float in the air.

    Anyway, i’m just supposing this, but i would really like to know how does it work, so if anyone can tell me, or give me a source that explains it, i would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

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  5. Kyle
    October 27, 2008

    I don’t know why everyone thinks its such a bad thing that they have invented a floating bed, the only thing i disagree with is the price of the model, i mean seriously US$1,533,419 who’s honestly going to buy that. I’ve created a floating chair from magnets, and a floating Rod for martial Arts from blowing air and it only cost me a couple hundred dollars. The only thing you should worry about with the floating bed is bringing metal in the same room as it like earings or something that can be erased like a bank card or laptop.

    Kyle
    -The Band Future Reference

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  6. Sam
    January 9, 2009

    I’m doing a project for school and I need to know what the price was when this bed debuted. Has the price increased from that time? Any help would be appreiated.
    Thank you.

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  7. Marcus
    April 23, 2009

    Basically so really big magnets with opposing poles.

    Anyone could do this with the materials.

    A million buck is crazy.

    I would be worried too about any electronics in the room, including computers as the magnets are probably strong enough to wipe things out.

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  8. Nigel Taylor
    July 2, 2010

    Does anybody have contact details for Janjaap Ruijssenaars?

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  9. Dwi
    December 2, 2012

    I think this floating bed concept is too away of its time. there are so many limitation and disadvantages in this time that must put a lot of consideration from its designer.

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  10. Nikolay
    December 16, 2013

    magnetic forces will seriously harm the person’s body !

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    • Tengyuen Ngan
      December 17, 2013

      Yeah, I suspect the magnetic force will be bad for the body. Too much of something is always bad, even if it is good thing.

      Reply

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