Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magnetic Floating Bed

Updated onJanuary 4, 2022inContemporary Furniture

Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magic Moments in Floating Bed

Janjaap Ruijssenaars Magic Moments in Floating Bed

荷兰建筑师Janjaap Ruijssenaars创造了一个漂浮的床,你可以睡在漂浮在半空中的床上。估计仅仅是比例模型就会让你变穷146,953美元(他从来没有提到实际比例,但我打赌会是1:100)。实际模型的价格约为1533419美元,现在我为什么想要一张漂浮的床?它会飘走吗?最终的问题是——它是由正常的电力驱动的吗?如果夜间突然停电怎么办?我们有新名字了,死神之床!

Nice concept, but I would prefer a magnetic stairs. Hidden away when I don’t need it, and somehow the flight elevate accordingly when I am about to travel up or down.

floating magnetic bed

floating magnetic bed

floating magnetic bed

floating magnetic bed

Ruijssenaars was also showing off a smaller version at the Millionaire fair in Kortrijk that goes for a more affordable $146,000; at 1/5th the size of the regular model.

“No matter where you live all architecture is dictated by gravity. I wondered whether you could make an object, a building or a piece of furniture where this is not the case — where another power actually dictates the image,” Ruijssenaars said.

The bed has been designed to resemble the Monolith from Kubrick’s movie ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’. How about a floating chair? Watch the video, skip to 1:20 for the video interview:

The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.


  1. I think it is very cool, when I saw this in the National Geographic Kids, I was wondering then what I shall do for the 6th grade science fair, and then I saw it then, I thought maybe I should make a floating chair, well because if I made a floating bed it will probably be too big to go in to the school. Thank You.


  2. Just imagin what would happen if you had to carry your electronic device such as laptops, MP3 Players with HDD or those with magnetic tapes or for worst if you had to carry things that have iron in it.

  3. Well, magnets can maintain their magnetic field and force for hundreds of years, so that shouldn’t be the problem.

    My question is, to which material is it rejecting the field?

    I mean, magnets don’t float by themselves, they can float when they are “getting away” from another field of the same pole (repeling, that is).

    The floor by itself doesn’t have magnetism, so it should have some sort of, umm, carpet(?) that has the same magnetic pole than the bed, so it keeps repeling it and making it float in the air.

    Anyway, i’m just supposing this, but i would really like to know how does it work, so if anyone can tell me, or give me a source that explains it, i would really appreciate it.


  4. I don’t know why everyone thinks its such a bad thing that they have invented a floating bed, the only thing i disagree with is the price of the model, i mean seriously US$1,533,419 who’s honestly going to buy that. I’ve created a floating chair from magnets, and a floating Rod for martial Arts from blowing air and it only cost me a couple hundred dollars. The only thing you should worry about with the floating bed is bringing metal in the same room as it like earings or something that can be erased like a bank card or laptop.

    -The Band Future Reference

  5. I’m doing a project for school and I need to know what the price was when this bed debuted. Has the price increased from that time? Any help would be appreiated.
    Thank you.

  6. 基本上就是两极相反的大磁铁。

    Anyone could do this with the materials.

    A million buck is crazy.


  7. I think this floating bed concept is too away of its time. there are so many limitation and disadvantages in this time that must put a lot of consideration from its designer.

    • Yeah, I suspect the magnetic force will be bad for the body. Too much of something is always bad, even if it is good thing.

  8. Imagine someone with cardio pacemaker or defibrillator Getting on such bed. I guess it would disable or reprogram devices? Also what happens to people with metal in their body following trauma surgery or pacing wires? Or what happens if you have credit card and come close. What is long term effect InHealth? It’s like sleeping in MRI

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