The bed is named for William Lawrence Murphy (1876–May 23, 1957), who applied for his first patents around 1900. According to legend, he was wooing an opera singer, but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, and the moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man’s bedroom. Murphy’s invention converted his bedroom into a parlor, enabling him to entertain. Earlier foldup beds had existed, and were even available through the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog, but Murphy introduced pivot and counterbalanced designs for which he received a series of patents, including one for a “Disappearing Bed” on June 18, 1912 and another for a “Design for a Bed” on June 27, 1916.
Murphy beds are used for space-saving purposes, much like trundle beds, and are popular where floor space is limited, such as small homes, apartments, hotels, mobile homes and college dormitories. In recent years, Murphy bed units have included options such as lighting, storage cabinets, and office components. They have seen a resurgence in popularity in the early 2010s due to the weak economy, with children moving back in with their parents and families choosing to renovate homes rather than purchasing larger ones
A Murphy Wall-Bed gives you an extra bedroom when you need it, with the freedom of a functional space the rest of the year. It’s like adding a room to your home at a fraction of the cost. Get more from your home and make room for things that matter to you.
Why Murphy Beds ?
We use an durable steel frame and center beam instead of the wood center beam and angle iron frame knock-offs use. There is no need to bolt our system to the floor like the old fashioned systems that ruin your floor and leave expensive repairs if moved. Our modern systems require only screws into the studs of the wall leaving small holes like hanging a picture that are easily filled if moved.
Make the most out of your living space by adding a modern murphy bed / wall bed to your room. Gone are the days of having to stuff the bed back into a closet, and gone are the days worrying about getting trapped in the bed itself… a modern wall bed can be designed to look (and feel) as though it were always meant to be part of the room.
At a moments notice, you are ready for your house guest!
These new Murphy Beds are made to be high-quality, functional, and versatile to fulfill your needs in every way.
FLIP-UP DESK MURPHY BED
The Flip-up Desk Murphy Bed is a multi-purpose piece of furniture that creates a work space by day and folds down to make room for a bed.
Flip-up Desk Murphy Bed Key Features:
- Twin, full, queen bed sizes available: Accommodates up to 12” thick mattress.
- Cabinet available in 16” depth creates a shell around the frame to hide exposed external hardware.
- Sturdy and stylish fluted Aluminum folding legs.
- Heavy-duty magnets and a catch latch holds the work surface securely in place and gives a quality feel when opening and closing the desk.