Design Directory 2021: beautiful bedroom furniture
Welcome to the Wallpaper* Design Directory 2021, our edit of inspiring new furniture for every room. Here is our bedroom furniture selection, including the finest beds, bedroom lighting, storage furniture, seating and more
Beautiful bedroom furniture is our starting point for a restful sleep space. Minimalist beds for super slumber and luxurious lounging, soothing lighting, a cocooning armchair, discreet storage, a pared-back dressing table and more. The Wallpaper* edit of blissful bedroom furniture is part of the 2021 Design Directory – our annual pick of inspiring new furniture for every room of the house. Rest assured, sleeping easy starts here…
‘Byron’ bed by Piero Lissoni for Porro
A bed isn’t always just for sleeping – it can be a place to curl up with a book, or to recuperate if feeling low or sick. We can’t think of a better place to retreat to than this bed designed by Porro’s art director, Piero Lissoni. It’s made up of three elements: a padded frame, a cushioned headboard, and a screen fashioned from black-stained ash and straw woven into a graphic black-and-white houndstooth pattern. The screen envelopes the headboard and bed frame to create a cosy alcove, creating a bed that anyone would be happy to spend the whole day in.
‘Eclair Petit’ bed by Britta Nehrdich for Zeitraum
The ‘Eclair Petit’ platform bed, with an integrated slatted base, is characterised by its sleek minimalist form (available in a variety of woods), soft contours, and floating appearance.
‘MyNight’ bed by Gabriele & Oscar Buratti for Lema
Elegant and cosy, the latest design by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Lema features a minimalist base that makes the bed appear like a floating platform. Customisable elements include the cushioned, sofa-like headboard, available in textile or leather upholstery, and the feet that come in two different heights.
‘Atoll’ bed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
The Atoll collection by B&B Italia is constantly expanding with products to fit new rooms of the home, and the latest addition is the ‘Atoll’ bed. It’s a minimalist, elegant piece with clean, understated lines, defined by the die-cast aluminium legs and a wide selection of textile and leather options for the slim frame and headboard.
‘Pao’ table lamp by Naoto Fukasawa for Hay
Inspired by the shape of traditional Mongolian Pao tents illuminated at night, Naoto Fukasawa’s lamp uses advanced LED technology to create a harmonious, atmospheric light source.
‘Chata’ lamp by Goula/Figuera for Gofi
Gofi’s designers, Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera, are on a mission to bring back lampshades. Proving a warm counterpart to what they describe as the ‘extreme minimalism’ associated with LED technology, the Spanish duo crafted a simple yet elegant LED lamp with a white linen shade and either a natural oak or Sierra Elvira marble base. Viewed face on, the lampshade appears cubic, but it’s surprisingly slender, which allows it to be placed on shallow shelves or near the wall on a table, and also inspired the name ‘Chata’, which means ‘flat’ in Spanish.
More bedroom furniture and accessories
‘FS 46’ console by Felix Schwake
This sleek console, part of German designer Felix Schwake’s Forest Walk collection, is available in Arabescato or Grand Antique marble, and features four super-discreet drawers and a mirror.
‘Canvas’ cabinet by Norm Architects for L Ercolani
The ‘Canvas’ cabinet makes an elegant statement piece. It features sliding doors and shelves, is available in a variety of sizes, and the front door panels can be specified in your choice of wood or fabric.
‘Compositional Copper’ side tables by Jeongseob Kim
Seoul-based designer Jeongseob Kim’s geometric side tables are made from copper with a transparent coated finish and a subtly sanded texture that can be felt by hand.
‘Cut’ side table by Peter Fehrentz for More
Having studied metal design in Hildesheim, Germany, Peter Fehrentz went on to work as a magazine stylist, before moving into photography, then interior, product and furniture design. For his latest venture, Fehrentz has donned his ‘furniture designer’ cap to create the ‘Cut’ side table for German brand More. Characteristic of his aesthetic, the table is relatively simple in terms of its shape and materials, and the main detail is reserved for the shape of the table legs, which he describes as being reminiscent of a sailing yacht’s rudders.
‘Torii’ armchair by Nendo for Minotti
‘Ulu’ chair by Ara Thorose
Noting that ‘a circle is limitless, while a square is limited’, Brooklyn-based Armenian-American designer Ara Thorose used an extruded circle as the basis of the ‘Ulu’ chair, which gets its name from the U-turns and L-turns that compose the line paths of each form. In a bid to humanise an inanimate object, he modelled the thickness of the noodle-like shape on the circumference of his own thigh. Each piece is made from steel and foam and upholstered in a wool and silk blend fabric, with a sheen intended to highlight the contours of its curves.
‘WG.C1.C’ mirror by Mirrors Collective
This is one of seven designs in the Wrong Geometries collection from Mirrors Collective, which made its debut earlier this year when founders Reid Hoyt and Valeriy Shvetsov combined their expertise in design and manufacturing to give designers more control over the way their work is made. The collection sees a combination of materials and intersecting lines and planes used to create a series of statement mirrors that can be customised to fit into different interior settings, with colour options that include gold/cobalt and rhodonite/obsidian.