Art Deco Bed with Nightstands & Storage Chest

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Do you sleep on a nice bed?

For some time now I’ve been sleeping on a futon, laid out on tatami mats in a Japanese-style room. The only time I get to sleep on a bed is when I’m traveling and staying at a hotel. Sometimes I miss having a bed at home!

Beds are perhaps the most important feature of a hotel room, though the deciding factor would be more the mattress and pillows than the style of the bed frame itself. Given that we have the best bedding available, what would the frame be for our Art Deco bed? I trawled through 1stdibs and other antique shops, wanting to model an authentic 1930s style bed. Nothing memorable came up, until I found this:

Art Deco bed by Heitzman Studios. Photos courtesy of custommade.com. See Sources below for links.

Art Deco bed by Heitzman Studios. Photos courtesy of custommade.com. See Sources below for links.

Isn’t the Streamline Art Deco design simply gorgeous? I instantly loved the curvilinear form. The real-life bed is crafted by Heitzman Studios, a custom furniture shop specializing in the Art Deco & Art Nouveau styles.

3D Visualization

Since the bed is fully custom-made, it can be veneered in any type of wood. Needless to say, I had plenty of fun not just modeling the frame itself but also trying out different kinds of veneer!

Here’s the bed, with a rosewood and burl amboyna veneer, black lacquered base, and chrome trimmings.

Art Deco bed veneered in East Indian rosewood and burl amboyna.

Art Deco bed veneered in East Indian rosewood and burl amboyna.

A view of the bed form another angle:

Another view of the bed.

Another view of the bed.

Next I tried Honduras mahogany and burl maple veneers. I’m thinking of veneering the fireplace mantel with the same mahogany, and use the same maple for the chairs. That would make the bed match the sitting area set.

Variation: Art Deco bed veneered in Honduras mahogany and burl maple.

Variation: Art Deco bed veneered in Honduras mahogany and burl maple.

Now here’s one with Spanish cedar and bird’s eye maple veneer. I’ve toyed with the idea of not just a silver themed room, but also a “gold” version, with pearwood walls and dark flooring. A room like that would be great for a light-colored bed.

Variation: Art Deco bed with Spanish cedar and Bird's Eye Maple veneer.

Variation: Art Deco bed with Spanish cedar and Bird's Eye Maple veneer.

I don’t have a room thought out for the next one, but I really liked the wenge wood texture at Pollaro Custom Furniture, so I tried pairing it with the Bird’s Eye Maple veneer seen earlier.

Variation: Art Deco bed with wenge and Bird's Eye maple veneer.

Variation: Art Deco bed with wenge and Bird's Eye maple veneer.

Here is my finished model of a room containing the bed above, in rosewood and burl amboyna with chrome trimmings and black lacquered base.

A visualization of the bed in an Art Deco style room.

A visualization of the bed in an Art Deco style room.

The rich red color and vivid patterns of the wood are enhanced by the silver-and-white theme. Two Art Deco zigzag lamps sit on the night stand, their chrome base matching the trimmings of the bed. A sunburst mirror rests above the headboard. You can also see a desk built using the same wood veneer as the bed, to create a matching bedroom suite that was all the rage during the Art Deco golden age.

Get the Look

The bed above is lovingly crafted by Heitzman Studios. Contact them and they’ll build you a gorgeous Art Deco bed in your preferred size and wood veneer.

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External Links to Sources

Heitzman Studios – source of the bed design.
CustomMade – source of the real-life bed photos.
F. Schumacher – soft furnishings with exquisite designs. Source of the throw pillow cover textures.
Lee Jofa – high end furnishings. Source of the cocoa velvet texture.
Pratesi – luxurious bed linens. Source of the white pillow case and sheets texture.
Pollaro Custom Furniture – makers of museum-quality furniture. Source of the wood veneer textures.

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4 Comments

  1. Han says:

    Love love love this bed! My fave’s the one in rosewood. All of them are so nice and expensive-looking! Such a bed must cost a fortune to commission in real life…

  2. Krissy says:

    I prefer a one-tone plain veneer like the left-hand one on the top pic. Or maybe covered in leather? 😀

    • Thanks for your opinion. Regarding the photo, the bed’s veneered in bird’s eye maple and wenge, a lovely combination. As for the models, I wanted to mix the veneers for a more original take. Leather would make for an interesting cover, though!

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