Product news: the Interieur Foundation's Designer of the Year Alain Gilles will launch a bed that lets users hide chairs, a desk or even a bath behind its adaptable headboard at design fair Interieur 2012, which opens tomorrow in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Area Bed has a modular headboard with a range of pieces, both curved and straight, which act as room dividers. "I presented several beds [and] they eventually picked the 'room in a room' concept," Gilles told Dezeen.
Two bedside tables, a lamp and a bench, all made from aluminium and steel, complete the collection.
Gilles was named Designer of the Year 2012 by the Interieur Foundation and will be presenting a retrospective of his work including his Big Table for Bonaldo alongside Area Bed at the Interieur 2012 design exhibition in Belgium until from tomorrow until 28 October. As for the lamp, it can be repositioned by the user along the top of the bed head that then acts as a supporting rail.
All the extra elements such as the bedside table or bench for instance have been designed using the minimum amount of material and transformation needed and in order to bring an idea of lightness to the warm, comfortable and welcoming beds that Magnitude stands for.