Japanese Style Beds
Japanese Style Beds
Minimalist Inspired Design That Balances Modern Styling with Function and Form
Much of classical Japanese bed design is characterized by the principles of simplicity, elegance, and the Zen aspect of harmony with nature, all essential components found in many of our Japanese platform beds. Traditionally, Japanese beds were Tatami straw mats upon which were laid cotton pads or blankets. Japanese beds both traditionally and also in modern designs are often low to the ground, and simple in style and adornment. In addition, as the judicious use of space is essential in the Japanese home, furniture was created to maximize the sleeping space while at the same time taking up a small footprint in the room. Beds were often created with simple headboards or often with no headboard, and with side rails and foot rails made of lesser width. All of these features help create the look and feel of balance, simplicity, and harmony.
The Raku Tatami Bed is a beautiful example of a traditional Japanese style platform bed available with or with out a headboard. Also consider our Tomaru Platform Bed which is the perfect platform bed for a room of small or limited size, as the frame is made so the mattress sits flush with the side of the bed. Many of our customers in Urban and City environments have found this platform bed to to be a perfect fit for their homes, or apartments where space is at a premium.
In addition, Haiku Designs has taken this concept of the Japanese bed and has updated it to fit a more modern and western style lifestyle. We call it “Zen Modern” , encompassing the beauty of Japanese traditional designs with the demands of a more modern time. The stunning Moduluxe Japanese Platform bed is a great example of Zen Modern, as is the Arata Platform bed with its low to the ground, low profile design coupled with a padded backrest and night shelves for a look that can only be described as amazing.
Japanese Transition and the Modern Bedroom: The Zen art of doing More with Less
Traditional Zen philosophers believe that minimalism and simplicity are the foundational elements of Japanese architecture and furniture design. The ability to create spaces of attraction and beauty, with the use of a few choices or focused furniture pieces was the foundation of this concept. In addition, by adding the principles of Feng Shui which bring together the elements of nature in an organic way that reduces clutter and encourages open space, one can create a space that is in balance and harmony with the environment. Feng Shui concepts pair metal, stone, water, and light in geometric designs that create a flow of internal and external elements. This minimalist movement is a key element in creating Asian and Japanese inspired themes within your bedroom.
Not only is Japanese furniture visually appealing, it is also built to last. From the natural elements of solid wood and bamboo to the unique designs of low-profile platform beds, the Japanese culture values not only simplicity but quality in design. Each Japanese platform bed is crafted of solid wood, solid bamboo timber wood, or a combination of durable engineered wood and composite. You can see the difference in quality between our Japanese furniture and platform beds that use time-honored traditional construction techniques such as dovetailing, non-toxic finishes, and reinforced block, and joinery.
Create your own Japanese style room, and perfect relaxation space with a Japanese platform bed from our collection of contemporary bedroom furniture sets and matching platform beds.