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Designing And Building The Bed

Updated: May 28, 2021




During the first lockdown in March 2020 I decided to take my thoughts, creativity and aspirations about visualising a dream sequence to the next stage. Being restricted to my house, garden and one hour of daily exercise meant that I had all the time in the world to design and make a bed which could be used on location.


I spent many happy weeks in the garage drawing up designs and working through the physicality's of creating such a prop. I had some key points on my checklist:


  • It needed to be light enough to carry for a long period of time over rough ground

  • It needed to look like an authentic bed

  • It had to be quick and simple to put up and take down

  • It needed to fit the dimensions of an air mattress

  • It had to take my weight

  • It needed to fit into my car / and 80l rucksack

  • It had to be able to withstand a great number of shoots


You might think me mad to even try and attempt to tick all those boxes. But I managed to create a lightweight flat-pack bed which indeed ticked off all of the points on my checklist.






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