Artist’s Cool Precursors to the Pallet Bed

Shipping pallet creations are one of Improvised Life’s most popular topics, and remain a hot 2014 DIY. The LOOK, if not the inspiration of pallets have been around longer than we thought. Witness, German artist Martin Kippenberger‘s pallet-ish bed platform from the 1980’3, thirty-odd years ago.

We love the deconstructed look of Kippenberger’s space… 

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His bed afloat freeform in the middle of the room reminds us of Donald Judd’s more refined and ascetic version in his Soho loft:

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Suzanne Dechillo

Suzanne Dechillo

…Curious that both Judd and Kippenberger liked sleeping on a low platform, unbounded in the room…

Donald Judd's Soho Loft

Suzanne Dechillo

The roots of our pallet inspiration, perhaps…

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