We spend an estimated third of our lives sleeping. So, our beds are one of our most important possessions. To some, money is no object, and as such, their propensity for luxury includes extravagance in the bedroom. In addition to being supremely expensive, each bed is luxurious in its own way.
Jado Steel Style Gold Bed – $676,550
The luxurious waterbed is coated in 24k gold and features Swarovski crystals along the sideboard. It’s equipped with a DVD player and Bose sound system, Blu-ray player, Playstation 3, a foldaway plasma television coated in gold and can even be connected to the internet.
Magnetic Floating Bed – $1.6 million
The 2006 Millionaire Fair in Kortrijk, Belgium saw the debut of a magnetic floating bed that is probably the coolest bed in the world—and, one of the most expensive. Conventional beds and mattresses haven’t changed much over the years, and that’s where Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars comes in. His goal was to make a usable piece of furniture that wasn’t constrained by the laws of gravity.
Ruijssenaars reportedly worked on the technology for six years in collaboration with Bakker Magnetics. Permanent opposing industrial-strength magnets allow the bed to float around 1.3 feet off the floor while holding almost 2,000 lbs. This aesthetically pleasing technology could also be applied to other areas in home furnishings like coffee tables, sofas, and Japanese dining tables. How cool would it be to eat your rice and peas off a floating table ?
While the expensive bed will run you â‚¬1,200,000 (US $1.6 million), a smaller unit, one fifth of the full size, costs â‚¬115,000 (US $153,000). If you simply must have this eye-catching bed, the people at Universe Architecture can make that happen for you
Baldacchino Supreme – $6.3 million
Luxury designer Stuart Hughes collaborated with Italy’s Fratelli Basile to create the most expensive bed in the world–the Baldacchino Supreme.
Fratelli Basile’s Hebanon furniture evokes the timeless qualities of 18th century furniture while making use of modern craftsmanship. This bed, with its chestnut structure and ash wood canopy, is no exception. The exterior is lacquered, patinated and decorated with 107 kg of 24k gold. The bed also features the finest Italian silk and cotton.