Design Appreciation: The humble air mattress.

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The humble air mattress.

The three images are the first air mattress, a vinatge air matress, the current air mattress and also a possible air matress of the future!

I take one of these every time I go camping,

It inflates with an attachment that plugs into the cigertte lighter of the car.

And packs down nicely into a small space in my car,

When I look at it, I feel thankful that I was born in the age of plastics,

as old materials may have been more rough and bluky, and expensive,

as the air matress is rather cheap.

I take a look on the internet at old designs,

I love the colours, and the boxes,

There we such great designs back in the day.

It was used in the house, as a pool toy and then eventually for camping.

” The first air mattress was invented in 1889 by the Pneumatic Mattress & Cushion Company in Reading, Massachusetts.” edition.cnn.com

Wow I did not think they went that far back, and made of rubber.

 

 

source:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/06/03/camping.equipment.history.mf/

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1939342_1939395_1939657,00.html

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