As my first foray into bed design I wanted to create a piece of furniture which was complementary to my aesthetic, but also incorporated a new material to the TWD range.
With a strong use of plywood already throughout my products, experimenting with solid white oak was a welcome change. The natural oak brings a greater level of warmth and texture to the Fenton Bed, helping you create a sense of relaxation and harmony in your bedroom.
As in all of my products, I’m very interested in the way different parts connect and exploring avenues to create beautiful features from these connections. When designing the Fenton Bed System the focus was on elegant, simple, yet striking details, paired with the use of the bold and strong 40mm oak.
The first details you’ll notice is the slim line details in a contrasting white or black, which are made from lasercut and powdercoated steel parts. These lines provide a beautiful break from the solidness of the timber.
This steel center line splits the end of the bed frame in two, which is actually where the bed frame separates to be disassembled – important especially for apartment installs.
Because I designed the split of the bed frame to be down the middle, it has allowed me to construct the side and end rails with a mitred joint. You'll notice most other bed frames butt-join together as that is the most simple and quickest way to manufacture the product, however my aim is always to create products that are unique and don’t just take the ‘easy’ route for manufacturing.