THE NEW WAY OF SLEEPING



That a single room can be the focal point of one’s life is certainly nothing new. Not only for many indigenous people does the whole of life take place between just four walls. Also in cities, the living space was and is a limited commodity. Anyone who knows Vienna is probably familiar with the phrase from the industrial revolution, “room, kitchen, cabinet”. You entered the apartment through the kitchen, you slept in a small extra room – the cabinet – and at night, the divan often turned into a bed. The wash facilities were outside of the apartment. In rural areas, it was no different. On farms, the whole family slept in a single room, usually above the stable which was kept warm by the body heat of the cattle. A Mongolian yurt reflects in its furnishings the social and spiritual order of its inhabitants. Here, even today, people cook, work, live and sleep. Life happiness, even in urban areas can be focused on a single space. Living in a loft was long a symbol for modern city life. The magic comes from perceiving the reduction to a single room not as a restriction, but rather, as freedom. At a time when in a meritocracy each individual aspires to free space, it suddenly feels good to gather together again as a family. Open living rooms with a cooking island and dining area have once again become the norm in architecture.

Here, people live, love, quarrel and laugh. They meet with others, cook and eat together. Various important parts of everyday life united in one room. Bedrooms are habitats, places for relaxation and tranquility, but also for inspiration and creativity. After not only the living and dining room but also the kitchen and even sometimes the bathroom have been declared to be representative, semi-public spaces, we sometimes need a place to retreat to. A place that is designed and furnish hed not for appearance, but for being. A place where you can find your inner peace surrounded by your favorite things. The bedroom can become this very special private space, where, in self-assured loneliness you can enjoy a good book, or just share conversation as a cozy twosome. There are large and small bedrooms; those with ad joining dressers or with classic war drobes, those which are scaled down to almost just the bed itself or those which can be charmingly furnished as a salon. Sometimes, family life also plays out here while at other times couples enjoy separate, personally furnished bedrooms. The personal touch is especially important in the bedroom. If there is to be only one room that does not.


Surrounded by the confidants you will find peace.



The bedroom can become this very special private space, where, in self-assured loneliness you can enjoy a good book, or just share conversation as a cozy twosome. There are large and small bedrooms; those with ad joining dressers or with classic war drobes, those which are scaled down to almost just the bed itself or those which can be charmingly furnished as a salon. Sometimes, family life also plays out here while at other times couples enjoy separate, personally furnished bedrooms.

The personal touch is especially important in the bedroom. If there is to be only one room that does not follow the trends and which shouldn’t have a foreign appearance, then it is the bedroom. The time of the sober, purely functional sleeping areas is over. Do not abandon the things you have become attached to, pictures, art, books, your favorite armchair, a beautiful light ... Surrounded by these confidants, you will find peace, sleep, sweet dreams and more beautiful living.