the SPEED RAIL bed

Speedrail bed made with metal pipes

Introduced in 1995, our Speed Rail bed was made of aluminum scaffolding pipes and fittings from the local hardware store, Metropolitan Lumber in Manhattan's Soho. Pictured here is the Speed Rail bed in our Varick Street showroom (left) and featured in a home from Architectural Digest magazine in 2002 (right).

In the early days of AREA, we had no bed so we showed the bedding on air mattresses (yikes!). Next up was a boxspring and mattress on a frame with a box headboard in birch plywood. Anki discovered from the hard-learned DIY process that furniture could be made out of this pipe/fitting system relatively simply. She went crazy with this, building tables and shelves, and the ultimate test - a bed! It turned out really great and after a lot of adjusting, the bed as a product was born.

We made the bed to order and sold it to a few of our great retail customers. Pictured below is the Speed Rail bed in DWR's catalog (left), and on the cover of Garnet Hill's catalog (right).

Speed Rail bed in DWR and Garnet Hill catalogs

In 2007 we introduced a twin bedding program and built a special twin bed with a trundle, pictured below.

Speedrail twin metal bed

Our furniture has changed over the years, utilizing warm, solid woods rather than the industrial pipe design, but keeping the minimalist design ethos. Today our BRUNO furniture collection includes bed frames, nightstands, benches, clothing storage and tables.



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twin 68 x 86”
full/queen 86 x 86”
king 104 x 86”


twin 66 x 102”
full/queen 90 x 102”
king 108 x 102”


FITTED SHEETS (w/ 14” pocket)
twin 39 x 75”
full 54 x 75” 
queen 60 x 80”
king 76 x 80”
cal-king 72 x 84”


accommodates pillow sizes:
standard 20 x 26”
euro square 26 x 26”
king 20 x 36”
standard body 20 x 60”
king body 20 x 72”

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twin 69 x 90”
full/queen 90 x 90“
king 108 x 90”
throws 51 x 70”
xl throws 70 x 90"


Thread count (TC) refers to the number of threads per square inch.
Type and size of individual threads are just as important as the count.

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At AREA we carefully consider how each sheet should not only look but also feel. 
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