Without precedent and the first bed of its kind, The Case Study® Alpine Bed with its simple and fluid lines of molded layered wood has proven itself to be an instant classic.
Designed by Modernica, the Alpine Bed received a design patent for its innovative originality. The inspiration for the bed comes from a respect and appreciation of the traditional craftsmanship of vintage-sporting equipment; such as bentwood tennis rackets, wooden skis and even a wooden kayak.
The bed is designed to be broken-down into eight simple parts. The bed is structurally-engineered so that each part of the bed contributes to the overall strength and stability of the frame. With fewer pieces to assemble and no joinery in the critical weight-bearing areas, the bed demonstrates a remarkable overall sturdiness and durability.
The entire superstructure of the bed, including the headboard and legs, are constructed of sixteen layers of North American Maple with the top and bottom veneer made of North American ash or North American walnut veneer. The headboard is angled to give support and comfort while reading or watching television and the curved rails at the foot of the bed keeps the mattress securely in place.
The Case Study Alpine bed can seamlessly be paired with the Alpine Bedside table to complete a room. Beautifully handcrafted and engineered to last for generations, the Alpine Bedroom series is a solid investment.
Made in California.
case study v-leg bed
Made in the USA by Modernica
The Case Study® bed is uniquely functional with its hardwood ply and zinc-plated perforated steel platform inserts which take the place of a box spring and allow the mattress to breathe naturally. Hand built of top quality 26-layer maple plywood resting on six, rather than four, chrome plated steel legs giving the bed extra strength and stability. This classic hand crafted mid-century design is made in the USA and engineered to last a lifetime.
Available in either chrome plated steel V-legs or bentwood multi-ply legs in a choice of natural, classic or walnut finishes. Mattress and bedding are not included. Simple assembly required. Fits mattresses up to 9" h.
* The single bed frame is constructed with solid steel springs conveniently accessible under a removable canvas cover. All larger bed frames are delivered with zinc-plated perforated steel inserts.
* The platform ships in one-piece and does not disassemble. Please check your measurements and plan accordingly.
single: 30" h | 38" w | 75" L | shipping box dimensions: 78" L | 5" h | 42" w | 60 lbs. packed
full: 30" h | 55" w | 76.5" L | shipping box dimensions: 80" L | 5" h | 58" w | 115 lbs. packed
queen: 30" h | 60" w | 80" L | shipping box dimensions: 89" L | 6" h | 66" w | 120 lbs. packed
standard king: 30" h | 76" w | 80" L | shipping box dimensions: 92" L | 5" h | 80" w | 130 lbs. packed
california king: 30" h | 72" w | 84" L | shipping box dimensions: 92" L | 5" h | 80" w | 130 lbs. packed
platform height: 9" h | platform: 1.25" thick | floor to top of platform: 10"
top of platform - bottom headboard: 8.5" | top of platform to top of headboard: 20.25"
$1,105.00 + free curbside shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 4-6 weeks)
Modernicas first official year as a furniture manufacturer came in 1989, after Frank and Jay Novak purchased 12,000 discarded plastic shell chairs and created bases and shock mounts for them. The shells had been discarded by Century Plastics, after Herman Miller discontinued their production of fiberglass chairs. Modernica founded their company on the heels of the North American Modernist movement and perpetuated the idea of the burgeoning modernist California lifestyle.