Introducing the Slash/Bed, made in Brooklyn from sustainable forested wood sourced from Indonesia, is the first direct-to-consumer product from designer Christopher White and co-founder Jose Llorens’ new brand. The premium bed, available in two finishes, is delivered directly to your door and assembles in minutes.
Introducing The Slash/Bed
Update: It appears the Brooklyn startup was acquired by Avocado Green Brands in 2020.
“The expectations of consumers have shifted in almost every industry, and home furnishings isn’t any different. Everyone wants quality pieces, affordable prices, and an easy assembly. Everyone expects a simple online experience, shipping to their door and exceptional service. Yet, traditional furniture brands haven’t been able to provide consumers with either what they expect nor what they want due to the number of challenges involved. Slash is changing this by redesigning the experience from the ground up, starting with the way interior products are designed and made.” — says Co-Founder and Head of Design, Christopher White.
Slash was founded on the idea of creating comfortable spaces for everyone, which all starts with the cornerstone of every home, furniture. After a couple of months of testing a pilot for their first product, you can now buy an artisan-crafted minimalist bed frame at affordable prices that can be assembled in minutes.
All Slash/ products are designed in Brooklyn by and made from real, natural wood sourced from their FSC and LVLK certified lumber partner in Indonesia. “We’re entering an industry that typically leaves a giant ecological footprint giving us the unique opportunity to offer a strong alternative. The countless inefficiencies in the industry are a guiding motivator behind our team and it’s where we seek to create the most impact. Redesigning the piece, process, logistics, and business behind furniture allows us to create more sustainable products and eventually pass those savings on to our customers in the form of fair pricing.” – says Slash Co-Founder, Jose Llorens.
What’s novel about the Slash/Bed is that it’s able to fold down smaller than any wooden bed on the market. Traditional knockdown beds, or beds that you can take apart, are boxed into packages that still extend the full length of the bed. Shippers categorize these as oversized packages and in turn, cost a fortune to ship. So rather than making you pay the extra delivery fee the Slash/Bed was “slashed” in pieces so it can fold down to a sixth of its size. The iconic slash on all four sides is where the bed folds neatly. The Slash/Bed can then be assembled in just minutes. Their unique fold and slide system works like a charm, maintains incredible strength and assembly is a breeze and a pleasure.
“Much of the design was inspired by Japanese joinery where woodworkers had to create large structures out of wooden planks that were only a fraction of the size. So they were forced to find ways to extend the pieces while maintaining exceptional strength at the joints, often relying on the physics of the design to ensure lasting durability.” – says Christopher White.
Due to the unique joints, the bed can be taken apart and reassembled in your new home countless times if you’re moving. No more throwing away old beds every time you move. Better yet, it’s the only bed that fits in the back of your Uber.
A few things to note:
• The bed is only available in a Queen size and the headboard is sold separately.
• The structure consists of a combination of some of the following types of wood; Trembesi, Mahogany, Rosewood, Pine, Mindi and more.
• Made in Brooklyn, the beds are actually shipped from California
• Available in US Queen size: 62.5 x 82.5 x 11.6 inch
• Compatible with any mattress 60 x 80 inch or smaller
In 2020 Slash Bed as acquired by Avocado Green Brands, the makers of the Avocado Mattress.
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See more of Christopher’s work here.