Loft Bed, Desk and Shelf, NYC, February - May 2008

A loft on Broadway needed a guest bed and home office. The loft has a typical vaulted ceiling. Each vault is a 36°-segment - or one tenth - of a horizontal cylinder with a diameter of 21' and a center axis 15" above the floor. This axis becomes the center of three curves with different radii. Each curve defines the most expressive edge of the two side panels of the otherwise rectilinear bed, desk and shelf. These curves express different functions; they give legroom for the desk, create various shelf depths and serve as guardrail for the bed.

Project team: Tash Wong

Materials: Solid walnut wood

4 Circles 1 Center