Fabrication and Engineering by The New Motor
Fabric Bed is a sculptural bed installation that applies an architectural approach to furniture, creating a fluid gesture in hardwood. Commissioned by chef Frank Prisinzano and Arina Prisinzano for their NoHo home, the desire for balancing hardness and softness was one of the drivers for the piece. The execution resulted in forms inspired by draped fabric translated into thick slabs of white-oak. The 10’ tall headboard and platform was subtractively designed where the wood contours flow into a large mirror surface. The effect is reflected in a single piece of 8’x 6’ mirror suspended overhead, amplifying the effect and making the small bedroom feel larger. Fabric Bed also houses a range of functions including integrated lighting for the space, pivoting reading lights, flexible storage that converts into dining surfaces, and a sound system nested within the base.