Design Within Reach

Nest Storage Bed

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A native of Denmark, Niels Bendtsen immigrated to Canada with his family in 1951. Through an apprenticeship with his father, who designed and built Scandinavian furniture, Bendtsen gained valuable skills and a respect for hand-built traditions. However, he also became intrigued by new technologies and ways to satisfy increasing demand. This combination of old and new is something that’s shaped his career. An accomplished designer, Bendtsen has work in the permanent collection at MoMA, and he was the recipient of the 2006 British Columbia Creative Achievement Award of Distinction. He designed his Nest Storage Bed (2014) to fulfill the inherent need for extra storage in compact spaces yet also possess the volume to stand alone in larger ones without looking diminutive or out of place. Fitted with a discreet strap for lifting its mattress platform, which rises on smooth-operating gas pistons built to withstand daily use, Nest keeps its storage compartment inconspicuous. Slipcovers are removable for dry cleaning. Mattress sold separately. Nest must ship with our White Glove delivery service. Made in Italy. Nest can accept mattresses no more than 10" in height – anything higher will interfere with the opening motion of the platform.