According to Wikipedia, “The Murphy Bed is named for William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1959), who applied for his first patents around 1900. According to legend, he was wooing an opera singer, but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, and the moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man’s bedroom. Murphy’s invention converted his bedroom into a parlor, enabling him to entertain. Earlier foldup beds had existed, and were even available through the Sear, Roebuck and Co. catalog, but Murphy introduced pivot and counterbalanced designs for which he received a series of patents, including one for a “Disappearing Bed” on June 18, 1912 and another for a “Design for a Bed” on June 27, 1916.”
Murphy beds save valuable floor space by folding in to the wall when not in use. They are popular for in rooms that may serve dual purposes such as a hobby, home gyms, home offices etc. They can be a great solution in a FROG (Finished Room Over Garage) to provide capacity for guests without permanently allocating that space for the occasional guest. They may even be found in garages or other utility space.
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