Marc Held for Prisunic Molded Polyester Bed, circa 1960Automaton Vintage Furnishings
Be the envy of your friends with this piece of the Pop-Art movement history by Parisian designer Marc Held. In 1966 Held collaborated with Prisunic to design an emblematic collection of fiberglass furniture including beds, tables, desks and chairs. This iconic low profile bed with integrated nightstands is fabricated from molded polyester and features dome lights which can be turned on using the button on the nightstands. These bed can either be used as a queen size or separated into two twins, which can be very handy when kitting out at guest room or to accommodate overnight guests. Either keep it serene looking with some white bedding or jazz it up with some vibrant orange and yellow throw pillows, à la Prisunic.
This exemplary bed would serve well in a master bedroom, in a guest room either used together or separately or as a daybed in a living room, solarium, den or family room. It would also be apt used together or singularly as a bed, daybed or casual group seating option that would grab some attention in a boutique hotel, members club, cocktail lounge, member's club or luxe clothing emporium.
Bed frames measurements: 15" H x 44" W x 80" L Mattress size: 5.5" H x 27.5" W x 75 1/4" L Very good vintage condition. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with age are evident. Minor chips in the fiberglass and some small signs of yellowing.