Kids these days are earning the awareness state much more faster then we used to; creative environments along with the globalized information at every corner are managing to stimulate their creativity and to put things head to head in a direct way. When we were young, a pirate was at the very best a cartoon character, now pirates are everywhere from parks to comic books, cellphone games, desktops and consoles and they`re realizing now much faster what a pirate is, how he lives and what is he surrounded by, and if he lives in a boatroom bedroom his perceptions are completely changed, his universe and reality is perceived in a unique way and with a very personal approach.
I gave the pirate example and not the Super Man / Kent Clark example because today we`re presenting a boatroom, excuse me, bedroom, inspired by the the conqueror of the seas, the pirate.
In order to make a proper design, Steve Kuhl, tried to find the kid in himself, a step that we all take from time to time. He started by creating an ingenious way to access the boatroom, a huge slide from the superior levels, a strategic escape to your own dream and a unique way to prepare you for the wonderland in which you will set foot in.
Once you stand up, you`re starting to realize that you have to take action in this play. It`s a room in which you can`t just stay, the fairytale structure that materializes above your head it`s a huge pirate ship, which naturally will take you further on in the dream world because up there, you can really lead the action.
One way to access the great is ship is through a wooden rope bridge at the end of which the crow`s nest reigns, along with a second bed for guests. The centerpiece of the boat, the crow`s nest, was realized using a ten inch hand-hewed timber which provides extra strength; tied to it, a rope connects it to the dressing below.
As you would expect , as a safety measure for the kids, the structure of the ship was very carefully created as the author states further on:
“We used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. Our genius faux finisher developed a bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated colouring to simulate an old ship’s hull.”
To further continue the dream scene in this contemporary interior design, another entrance is materialized trough a hidden door that is supposed to describe the magic of the sea to the one that adventures to pass through it. The author also remembered that he never played alone when he was little, therefore he created a small jail with custom steel doors that also serves as the base bridge, the jail being reserved for the bad character in the story of course or for the mature part of us that would consider all this way to much.