The Aiko Low Bed with Tatami has a frame in solid lamellar beech wood that is only 12 cm high in true Japanese style. The tatami mats rest on a strong slat base to guarantee for a perfect air circulation and healthier sleep. Choose the dimensions and color you prefer from the options below.
The Japanese Aiko Low Bed with Tatami has a minimalist design and compact form that is only 10 cm high. This bed in ecological beechwood adapts to all environments, it is especially indicated for small rooms. The feet add a particular touch to this bed as they are cut at a 45° angle. This version with tatami is equipped also with thick wooden slats that are ideal to support japanese tatami mats. This low japanese bed is a perfect resting base for all of our futons or ergonomic mattresses.
To exalt the beauty of the tatami mats, we recommend to select the bed with slightly bigger dimensions than the mattress. To allow the tatami to be visible also at the foot of the bed we can add a 10 cm wide wooden panel at the head of the bed. This because the tatami mats can only be as long as 200 cm so this is the only way to make the bed longer. The Aiko Low Bed with Tatami belongs to the category of Arpel japanese Low Beds.
Interna measures: variable. This bed is available as a single, french double and king size bed
External measures: 18 cm more than the selected internal measures. Example: a bed with internal measures for a 160x200 mattress will have the following external dimensions: 178x218
Length with the additional wooden panel: 10 cm more than the standard length
Bed height: 12 cm
Custom: The mattress dimensions and height of this bed can be customized. Ask for a price quote
Aiko model headboard: This bed can be accessorized with an Aiko model headboard. The headboard is fixed to the head panel using special screws that are specific for this purpose. The lower half of the headboard is straight and forms a 90° angle with the head panel. The top half of the headboard is slightly inclined but it does not protrude from bedframe, taking up extra space.
Zen headboard: You may also opt for a Zen headboard instead of the Aiko one, the trapeze formed headboard in particular matches perfectly with the feet of the Aiko bed. The space taken up by the headboard in the bed is 5 cm. To mantain the selected internal measures we will therefore make the bed 5 cm longer at no extra cost. This means that a bed with a headboard selected for a mattress of 200 cm will have and internal length of 205 cm and an external length of 223 cm.
For more information see Wood colours
Bed frame, feet, modules and headboard: in solid laminated beechwood
Standard slats: a complete set of straight 1.8 cm thick firwood slats is included in the price
This low bed contains japanese tatami mats. if you prefer a classic base, see the Aiko platform bed without tatami.
This bed requires the use of metal parts in its assembly
If treated, the wood may be cleaned using only a damp sponge without solvents or detergents. If natural, it may only be dusted or vacuum cleaned.
Our tatami is of very high quality, in fact the weave is visible both on the upper and bottom side; this proves that it has been made with a high workmanship and it garantees that the mats have been properly fumigated. To discover more about this process contact us. Another element that distinguishes our tatamis, is that their weight is quite consistent; this garantees that they have a thick and sturdy weave that can support great weights and lasts long over time.
It is possible to play with different bed frame dimensions to yield different visual results. You must only keep in mind that the mattress must be as big or smaller than the bed frame's internal dimensions.
In the image below you can see the effect of:
1. a futon that is 20 cm smaller than the bedframe. In this case a 10 cm border of tatami is visible.
2. a futon of the same size as the bedframe. The tatami remains completely hidden.
3. a futon that is 40 cm less wide than the bedframe. In this case 20 cm of tatami are visible on the left and right of the mattress.
The futon is a classic japanese mattress that adapts perfectly to the straw mat base (tatami).
To complete this japanese low bed, select a headrest or futon from the accessories. If you wish to sleep on a japanese mattress, find out more about our Futon, if you want a modern, ecological mattress, check out our Bio Memory mattresses.
Arpel offers a great variety of bedside tables in the specific category
Examples of a wooden headboard and futon headrest
Example of a cushion headrest.