Sunday, October 12, 2008
Russian Day Bed In Context---Jennifer Cochra
This particular room is designed for the Russian day bed. The day bed is very useful in a young child’s room, especially if the child is a new born baby. It makes it easier for the mother or for the nurse to take care of the new born baby, because they will be able to stay with the child all night long and will be on hand when the child begins to cry, as we know it will. The room in which this Russian day bed was place also contains a crib and a changing table., which are a necessity for newborns room as well. The crib is part of the Jenny Lind collection by Da Vinci baby furniture and is called the night gale of the 19th century. The changing table is also part of the Jenny Lind collection by Da Vinci baby furniture. These pieces seemed appropriate for this room for two reasons: they were based on 19th century styles which was the time in which the Russian day bed was created, and also because they were all made of a dark wood that makes the room a little more cohesive. The day bed is not just very practical in a young child room though ,but it is also practical for and older child, because as the child grows he or she will most likely want to invite friends over to stay. Having a day bed in their room along with a regular bed will provide a comfortable sleeping space for the child and his or her friend.
The triple overlay lamp by Sara Easterling is somewhat similar to the Russian day bed. They were both created during the 19th century. They are also very ornate in their style, and both have a rich luminous quality about them. The lamp could also be used in the same room as the Russian day bed , though Sara does not show them in the same room.
The canopy bed by Ben Adams is very different from the Russian day bed. Mostly because the canopy bed is more likely to be used as the main bed where as the Russian day bed is used as an extra bed. The canopy bed is also part of English architecture which is a completely