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eBay watch: James Seccombe-designed 1970s space age plastic bed

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A real gem up for auction right now, this James Seccombe-designed 1970s space age plastic bed.


It's the kind of thing you'll find impossible to buy these days – try finding a plastic bed online, you'll find they don't exist (except as toys). But back in the '70s, plastic was the future and this bed was probably a cutting edge design.

Today, it's a quirky piece that could be the finishing touch for a '70s-inspired home, as it's still a practical thing. According to the seller, the bed has integrated bedside tables with mirror tops and four spacious underbed drawers on runners. All of which 'slots together a bit like Lego' (making it easy to transport). There is also a padded headboard, which is also easily removable, should you want to re-cover. It takes a standard double mattress too, should that be a concern.

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As for condition, it's described as 'very good for its age', with 'some slight whitening in places, some stress marks and some very small scratches, which really don't show'. There are no cracks or chips, although the current fabric on that headboard 'has come away in places', but should be easy to sort out.

If you want this space age gem in your home, the current price is £65.

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