Workbed is Perfect for Small Spaces & Workaholics

Designed by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss of BLESS, “Workbed” is a multifunctional desk that can be flipped over to reveal a bed, making it perfect for those that can’t seem to drag themselves away from their work. Or it could be used as a guest bed in a small house that doesn’t have space for a dedicated bedroom.


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Workbed is one of many furniture pieces aimed at transforming the traditional desk into a sleeping space (perhaps most notably, the wall bed or Murphy bed). Unlike its contemporaries, the Workbed rotates – as opposed to a fold-down action – around its side supports, revealing the single bed found on the underside. According to Dornob the bed flips of its own accord at the push of a button, perfect for those struggling to keep their eyes open after a long stint in the “office”.


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Its chunky appearance gives the Workbed a sense of solidity and quality. The side supports double as storage for your “bits and bobs”, while also containing the mechanism for rotating the bed/desk.


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The piece is currently featured in Mira Schroder’s own apartment in Berlin, which acts as a showroom for a shop called BLESS HOME. People are able to pay a visit to Schroder’s apartment at a specific time, have a nosy around and purchase any of the curiosities they taking a liking to. It’s an unusual approach, but certainly interesting.

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One thing I can’t help but wonder is would you be able to get a good night’s sleep spent when it’s spent in your workspace? I suppose it depends upon the person, but I still think the Workbed and its equivalents are a good option for small and tiny houses in need of an extra sleeping space.

For more on furniture check out the IN A BOX series by True Emporium, or this set of unusual multifunctional furniture pieces by Seung Yong Song. See all furniture.

Via Dornob & FreundeVonFreunden
Photos: Marlen Mueller

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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