Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh. Your. God.

Illustration for article titled Magnetic Floating Bed: Oh. Your. God.

Every so often, we like to take a look at things whose functionality isn't measured in gigabytes or megabangs, but instead just look amazing. This magnetic floating bed, I submit, may be among the coolest things we've ever covered. Designed by Dutchman Janjaap Ruijssenaars, it's got enough magnets to keep 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) floating in the air. To make sure that the bed doesn't float away should it become windy (or "interesting," wink wink), it's tethered to the walls by four cables.


Technically, the magnetic floating bed is for sale, but at a price of 1.2 million euros ($1.53 million), you're not likely to find it in your local mattress store.

Nederlander ontwerpt zwevend bed (in Dutch) [Revu via OhGizmo!]

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Super Aardvark

what's all this crap about the poles reversing and ending up on the ceiling? The bed floats by being repelled from the floor. The poles reversing would mean it would be attracted to the floor. Unless the magical pole-reversal fairies come in the night and move all the magnets in the floor to the ceiling.