Friday, January 10, 2014

Asian Influence

I was furniture shopping with a friend today and spotted a bunk bed that made me laugh. Here's a photo:
Anyone interested in Japanese antiques has probably come across this type of steep narrow staircase with drawers built into the steps.  They look impossibly small for one with rather larger feet and taller stature, but such staircases were common in older Japanese houses. Here a replica provides the steps to get to the top bunk for American children. I just think it's interesting. (The sheet of Plexiglas is fixed in place temporarily to keep customers' children from climbing up.)

2 comments:

Nancy J said...

This is lovely, here in NZ I think bunks have the ladder in front, so you have to climb totally vertically, the steps with drawers are super. Cheers from Jean

Julie Fukuda said...

Yes, and if you have room for a bed, drawers underneath are a must!