Clark Bardsley Design 19 Cabinet

  • Pou Auaha / Creative Director
    Clark Bardsley
  • Ringatoi Matua / Design Director
    Clark Bardsley
  • Kaitautoko / Contributor
    Sam James
  • Client
    Allen Family

Cabinet Bed

NZ radiata solid wood and plywood
Black stain and oil

The bed is an assembly of five cabinets that appear to hover off the ground. The objective was to create a simple and practical piece that brings a minimalist sophistication to the storage bed category.

Cabinet Bed was originally commissioned for a small bedroom with a need for maximum storage and utility. Each cabinet is a storage unit. The headboard has a hidden compartment for bedside books, a phone and glass of water; and the base cabinets are a set of generously proportioned drawers that open to all 3 sides.

Solid pine legs bind the cabinets together and float a slatted mattress platform over the cabinets with a consistent 36mm gap.

The bed breaks down into its constituent elements to assist transport and installation in small spaces. The only tool required is a single allen key.

Black Mirostain bleeds into the pine to bring a hidden character out in the pine. This is then finished with a matt black oil to preserve and seal the grain.

Photography by Robbie at Hunter Studio