…he had a waiting list of large people to lie in it. The world is unfortunately gaining a reputation for producing obese people. Have you seen the size of the wheelchairs at American airports? They’re twice the normal size. And in this country, the NHS is now using specially constructed ambulances to transport overweight patients as part of their bariatric service. So perhaps one day this bed might become the norm.
It’s called the Extreme UltraKIng and it measures an astonishing 3.6 metres wide by 3 metres long. It was built by one of the premier luxury mattress manufacturers in the US. It’s made with extra-dense coil construction, natural latex and lambswool for maximum support and comfort. And yet it’s designed to fit through any door. You put it together inside your bedroom, assuming you have a bedroom big enough and a floor strong enough to house it. So, it’s a flat-pack then? If you do have at least five figures to spend on it, we don’t envy you trying to fit it into your car boot to get it home.
So there it is. The biggest bed in the world, allegedly. Biggest, that is, designed to be slept in, which excludes things like stunt and event beds. Apparently, in 2009 over 20,000 people participated in the world’s biggest bed jump, on four specially constructed massive beds in Shanghai, Paris, London and New York. Olympic athletes bounced off beds in each city to promote the start of InterContinental Hotels biggest ever free nights offer where they gave away over five million hotel rooms.
We normally try to link these flippant articles to items of ash furniture or something from the Furniture Style ranges, but this one has beaten us. Suffice to say that we do have an excellent selection ofbeds , in all shapes and sizes to fit most normal sized peoples’ needs in the UK. Obese Americans meanwhile, will just have to place their orders for the Extreme UltraKIng.