After writing about yet another tiny apartment with a Clei Murphy bed, a commenter complained:
If I had $12,000 to spend on the Clei Murphy bed, I would probably have a large enough apartment to have a separate bed and couch.... [This] stuff is not priced for anyone in the middle or lower classes, and it is frustrating to see Treehugger and all these designers giving them so much play. Design something for the masses and this movement could take off.
He has a point, and is not far off on the price. This furniture is designed for wealthy people who live in the heart of Paris or Milan or Rome, where nobody wants to move out of their tiny apartments in great parts of town, so they adapt.