Perhaps when choosing a bed, sofa, your first association tilted to a place to sleep, but you probably have not thought about that for centuries, the bed is considered the most important piece of furniture in the house and even acquired the status symbol. In ancient Egypt, the bed was also more than a place to sleep.
There were held different social entertainment or used as a place to eat food.
According to the brief history of beds, “The earliest beds were shallow chests in which the first attempt to soft base represented drying on ropes in a wooden frame.”
A mattress was built by “bag” filled with straw or wool, covered in plain, cheap fabric.
In the mid-18th century, made from boards placed quality linen or cotton.
Iron and steel replaced wood frames the mattress until the end of 19 century.
First filled with water beds, used in Persia more than 3600 years. In 1873 Sir James Peydzhet St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in present modern waterbed designed by Neil Arnot to treat ulcers.
Until 1895 few waterbeds were sold by mail order from the UK store. They look like very large hot water bottles. Due to lack of appropriate materials, the waterbed did not receive widespread use until 1960, after the invention of vinyl.
Folding Bed – Murphy Bed Villas
Murphy bed comes as an idea in 1900 and was invented by American William Lawrence Murphy (1876-1959) of San Francisco. It uses a method to save space and folds into the wall and bed in the closet. William Lawrence Murphy formed company Murphy Guest House in New York, the second oldest company for furniture manufacturing in the U.S.. Murphy patented his bed in 1908 under the name “In a Dor” But eventually it was not presented by the trademark “Willy Murphy.