This comfy bed-table-couch hybrid has a space heater tucked inside it!

This Bed-Table-Couch Hybrid Keeps You Warm In The Winter-1

Winter is just around the corner. With this nifty Japanese invention, however, you won’t ever have to fear the cold again! Known as kotatsu, this multi-functional furniture item consists of a blanket wrapped around a low table, with a heat source situated conveniently on the underside. Tucked inside the blanket, the user can keep himself or herself warm while taking a nap, or even reading a book.

The earliest kotatsu design can be traced back to the 14th century Japanese cooking hearth, known as irori. Later in the 17th century, it was replaced by the hori-gotatsu, which is basically a charcoal-filled rectangular floor pit with a low quilt-covered table placed over it. Modern versions of the kotatsu, called oki-gotatsu, are movable and are ideal as space heaters in households without proper insulation.

What is more, this innovative bed-table-couch hybrid is incredibly energy efficient, consuming less than half the power used by a typical air conditioner.

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This comfy bed-table-couch hybrid has a space heater tucked inside it!

Winter is just around the corner. With this nifty Japanese invention, however, you won’t ever have to fear the cold again! Known as kotatsu, this multi-functional furniture item consists of a blanket wrapped around a low table, with a heat source situated conveniently on the underside. Tucked inside the blanket, the user can keep himself or herself warm while taking a nap, or even reading a book.

The earliest kotatsu design can be traced back to the 14th century Japanese cooking hearth, known as irori. Later in the 17th century, it was replaced by the hori-gotatsu, which is basically a charcoal-filled rectangular floor pit with a low quilt-covered table placed over it. Modern versions of the kotatsu, called oki-gotatsu, are movable and are ideal as space heaters in households without proper insulation.

What is more, this innovative bed-table-couch hybrid is incredibly energy efficient, consuming less than half the power used by a typical air conditioner.

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This Bed-Table-Couch Hybrid Keeps You Warm In The Winter-7

Via: Bored Panda

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