The story of beds


today, the bed is a mandatory piece of furniture absolutely every home. People perceive the bed as things without which just did not really do. But cost mind you that it was not always. Let us look at the history of the appearance of the bed. And tell us Ivanov A. P. - editor of the online store of goods for healthy sleep "Ascona": .
Ancient times


Ancient times

If you consider the ancient times, for example, primitive people, they slept on the floor by a couple of people. Paul, in turn, was covered:

  • grass
  • the skins of dead animals;
  • branches.

all This gave the opportunity to keep the warmth in. This continued until the people came home. In their houses the ancient Sumerians 1-mi began to highlight specials. rooms reserved for sleeping. In these rooms they have arranged a special exaltation. But it was about 5 thousand years ago. Of course, this elevation is not a full bed, because it was very narrow and hard. But whatever it was, it is a type of modern beds.


Ancient Egypt

In the Bronze age ancient Egyptians as the beds began to use a rectangular wooden frame, which, in turn, pull up the grid of ropes and belts. This frame was mounted on 4 supports, which did afastou, in the form of paws of any animals. So, egyptiani lifted the couch above the ground. However, there is one but - on these beds rested only nobles, but ordinary Egyptians as beds used beds of stones and boards and mattresses with hay.


Ancient Rome

Wooden beds that were in the back of the headboard 1-mi began to make the ancient rimlyane. This bed was decorated with bronze plates and was called lectus . For it were specially made mattresses and pillows, stuffed with wool. Lactose often draped with a translucent cloth that later was transformed into a canopy.


Ancient Greece

the Ancient Greeks their beds called grabaciones . Probably, the name of the bed and is derived from this word. Also in Ancient Greece, except grabaciones were distributed the special seat for the meal that was called "the wedge". These beds had curly legs, feet and a small head. The wedge is more often used by men, since women ate sitting on chairs.


Middle ages

After a while the bed started to make more complex structure, they began to decorate with ivory and precious stones. In Srednevekovyi in fashion was exquisite and luxurious beds. Believed that bed the better, the higher it is off the floor. The beds were a real work of art decorated with precious stones and carvings, and were made of precious woods.


14-16 century

the Appearance of beds in the homes of ordinary people dates back to the 14-16 centuries. Often, with 1 large beds slept absolutely all family members. In Russia the bed appeared in the early 17th century, however it appeared then only the nobility. But simple peasants, as before continued to sleep on furnaces and wood flooring. This continued until the 19th century.


18th century

In the 18th century was a 2-types of beds: Polish and French. The first was located in a special niche, and they had 2 of the back. The latter was placed in the middle of the bedroom and had a 1-back. By the end of the 18th century began to appear more available beds, has simple design.


19th century

French Delagil in the mid 19th century came up with a spring bottom. Since that time, over 100 years it was used in the manufacture of beds (it was stretched on a frame made from metal pipes).


20th century

Metal bed in the middle of the 20th century was replaced by sofa beds. H Hall in the late 60-ies invented the water bed, which was popular for the next 10 years. The next significant invention was the folding bed invented by William Murphy. It combined the functions of Cabinet and gave the opportunity to significantly save the space. Today you can buy the bed of almost any shape and size.

Author: World of translation
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