Alain Gilles’ Wabi Bed Frame Only Has Two Leg Supports Updated for 2024

Updated: February 28, 2024

While the Wabi bed is named after the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, which celebrates the beauty of imperfections, you’d be hard pressed to find any flaws in this design by Belgian designer Alain Gilles for Saba Italia. Rather, the peculiarity comes from the unusual, asymmetric design. Wabi’s large sculptural backrest, which doubles as the back legs of the bed frame, is juxtaposed by the front wooden slatted legs that have a different design language compared to the rest of the upholstered frame. However, this stark contrast serves to reinforce the character of each element.

The front wooden legs, available in various finishes, are adjustable as they can be affixed to the bed’s outer sides in a vertical position or horizontally placed underneath. The backrest is padded with polyurethane foam with a softer insert in the middle for added comfort. While the backrest captures your attention, the upholstered expanded perimeter strengthens the appearance of the bed’s volume. All upholstery can be removed for washing, and because the legs can adapt to any thickness of fabric used, the bed can be reupholstered for future style preferences.

pink upholstered bed frame in bedroom

close up of sculptural back rest of pink bed frame

black horizontal legs on bed frame

black vertical legs on pink bed frame

beige bed frame showcased

Photo: Marek Swoboda

beige bed frame showcased

Photo: Marek Swoboda

beige bed frame showcased

Photo: Marek Swoboda

beige bed frame showcased

Photo: Marek Swoboda

beige bed frame showcased

beige bed frame showcased

Photo: Marek Swoboda

beige upholstered bed frame product photo

beige upholstered bed frame product photo

beige upholstered bed frame product photo

beige upholstered bed frame product photo

For more information, head to sabaitalia.com.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She’s probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.

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