Chapter 8. Putting it to work

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THE BED IS ONE piece of furniture that has escaped most design trends. Mattresses have changed and so has the technology of making bed frames, but the way we sleep is still the same and the basic bedroom looks just as it has for centuries.

Bedrooms and books have one thing in common: an essentially single purpose. Reading, like sleeping, hasn’t changed much in several hundred years, although we now have reading glasses, and little lamps that clip right onto our books, and e-readers, like Amazon’s Kindle.

It may be said that the forerunner of what we consider coffee table books existed in the early days ...

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