The tatami style of beds originated in 16th century Japan and served as the foundation to the design and utility of today’s modern platform bed. While the platform bed has evolved into a wide-spread phenomenon with oodles of options, the tatami bed design remained fairly true its original. Tatami style is primarily recognized for its simplicity, linearity and lack of over fussed details. More specifically, tatami beds don’t have a headboard, are very low to the ground and bear minimalism as its defining feature. Some great examples of this bed style come from Italy’s leading modern furniture manufacturers and some incredible designers that highlight the sheer purity of this design and celebrate its ancient origins and its modern influences.