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Resource bed
credit: Lloyd Alter/ Chris Bedsoe demonstrating the bed

A key design feature is Resource Furniture's bed, made by Italy's Clei. We have shown these many times on TreeHugger; Graham Hill put one in his LifeEdited apartment. In Europe, many people who live in nice but tiny urban apartments spend a lot of money on these, rather than move to where they might have more room. Because the bed actually gives you an extra room, turning the living area into a sleeping area. It has a very comfortable mattress that can actually be flipped over, with one side firm and the other soft, depending on your tastes.

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