Designers Nasrallah & Horner were invited to rethink the bed, as much in terms of its function as its use. The upholstered headboard is evocative of a shell: it is an invitation to read, to watch TV or even write. The impression of continuity between the headboard and the base confers great visual lightness, even in the case of the version with the high headboard. The Desdémone bed beautifully reflects the trend for a variety of uses, unencumbered by objects. In a way, the bed becomes the centre of the universe. The bed is a cocoon : it brings protection and serenity, becoming the ideal refuge for a perfect night’s sleep.