Space-Saving Bed Designs – A Tribute To Sarah Goode

The cabinet bed was patented by Sarah E. Goode in 1885. She was a freed slave who lived in Chicago, Illinois, and noticed that many of the apartments in her area did not  have enough space to accommodate a bed. She was the first African American to receive a United States patent. Her design included a desk with storage compartments that folded out into a bed.

Here are a few more space-saving bed designs, as a tribute to Sarah E. Goode’s original.

MURPHY bed-JUST RIGHT FOR A TINY HOME,WHEN FOLDED UP IT WILL HAVE A TABLE THAT FOLDS DOWN. MAYBE BENCHES TOO !!!DB.

This bed, like Goode’s, folds up to resemble a piece of furniture.

Ikea 2014. Talk about a space saver. We had this in Germany when I was growing up.  Soooo happy to see it coming here.

Like Goode’s, this design utilizes the bed frame for additional storage.

Great space saver!  I want this for my boys' new bedrooms!!

Loft beds are great for taking advantage of the space beneath a bed for storage, or for a variety of other uses.

Pull out bed- so cool

This design uses the space above the bed, rather than beneath it, for a variety of uses as well!

I love the bed in a nook.  Great use of space and the big window letting light in is fantastic.  <3

This design  forgets about above or beneath, and simply places the bed INTO the wall, a great way to save space!

Ultra awesome space saver bedroom

And this design places beds on top of beds AND into the wall – Sarah E. Goode would probably be impressed!

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Source:

http://www.africanamericanhistoryonline.com/sarahegoode.php

 

 

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One response to “Space-Saving Bed Designs – A Tribute To Sarah Goode”

  1. Nora Reaves says :

    So many stunning ideas! It’s amazing how a woman from 19th century had such an amazing imagination!

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