Muller Stacking Bed

I get asked all the time if I know of any good, stylish children’s beds for kids who have outgrown their cotbed but who are still young enough to need/want a child’s bed. There is such a hole in the market here because I have literally searched and searched and the pickings are slim. The one bed I love is the Müller stacking bed by Rolf Heide. I just love that the beds stack so that when needed, you always have an extra bed for sleep-overs and other guests in the house. I have several friends who have these beds either for their kids or for guests (I even have a few German friends who grew up with them!), and everyone only has good things to say.

The beds were designed in Germany in 1967, before the age of modern flat-packed furniture, and were highly innovative for the time. Inspired by smaller spatial living in the 1960s, the beds were meant to be a sofa or daybed by day and a bed(s) at night. So brilliant!  For more information, you can download the catalog from here. And, if like me, you’re interested in buying them in the UK, they’re available from The Home Online shop.

And if you know of any other great single beds for kids, please share!

x Courtney


Comments (9)

January 13, 2012

Thank you for this great post Courtney. I got exactly the same feeling 2 year ego when my son was 3 and I was looking for a toddler bed for him. I decide to design/made a bed for him by myself ( we are both architects with my husband) and now I’m working hard to bring the first furniture to ” life” for more people like me. In Spring all will be ready, and I hope you will like it 😉 I wish a hole in the market will be a bit smaller.
Take care,

Courtney in London
January 15, 2012

I’m so excited to see your beds! (My husband and I have also said many times before that we should design a good child’s bed!) I’m so thrilled for you that you’ve actually done it.
Let us know when you’ve launched it. I would love to see.
x Courtney

January 13, 2012

Ah, I didn’t realise Salts Mill stocked these beds, I will go and have a good look in March when I’m back in Ilkley.

January 13, 2012

We love these beds – which are called Stapel-liege (definitely spelt wrong!) in German. My husbands parents and aunts and uncles have had them since the 60’s and we always sleep on them when we stay – we have a white (full-size) one in our spare bedroom and if my Dad hadn’t built the kids brilliant beds we would definitely buy them for the kids. I love the new colours but I would suggest going full-size if you have the space because they last so well and are perfect beds for kids who have guest for sleep overs and the style doesn’t seem to age so the investment when they are 3 could last you until they’re off to college!

Courtney in London
January 15, 2012

I thought you had the full sized one! But I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Did you buy yours in Germany? It does make such sense to get a full sized one, so they really last for their entire child/adulthood.

January 14, 2012

wow, so cool!!Wish I had known this last year. Instead i went for a cheaper version (but less design) at Warren Evans http://www.warrenevans.com/beds/kids_beds/kids_sleepover_bed/?fgid=10

January 15, 2012

My mother-in-law has something similar and they last for years. She has the bigger size which gets a lot of use.

January 15, 2012

These are really great! Wish i could get them in Canada, We have the same dilemma with the beds. Our son is turning 3 in March and we are moving him out of our bed and into his own room. He moves around a lot at night and I am scared he will fall off the bed (it has happened!) Also, other parents have told us that kids outgrow toddler beds pretty quickly and the beds are too small for parents to get in for story time. A lot of the nice kids lines have beds that are still high up off the ground. We ended up deciding on a bed from IKEA: The Malm (http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00214548/)I know it’s not not made from fine wood or anything like that, but honestly the design, price and value I think it’s a good option.

October 2, 2016

Dear Courtney, it is now a few years later and my girl is about to turn 3 and there are still not much cool single beds out there (at least… i cant find them!!) I found some cool metal frame beds in australia but they dont deliver here!! Do you have any tips for London shops? I hope so!! I am desperate haha!

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