Maxwell's Modern Sleeper Sofa & Sofa Bed Reviews


Earlier this year, Dwell Magazine asked me to review an assortment of modern sofa beds, and my sleeper sofa opinions are in the September issue. Mind you, I was not responsible for choosing the sofas, only for reviewing them, but they included great ones, most of which are on my most recent list — Best Sleeper Sofas & Sofa Beds 2009.

Dwell was also good in using my unvarnished words, which were sometimes a bit harsh (but correct). Their list is not ranked by preference, but I have rearranged the list to show mine here. Click through to read the reviews & enjoy!

>> Rest Assured: From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

1. Nomade-Express Day Bed by Ligne Roset - $4,245

2. One Night Stand Sleeper Sofa by Blu Dot - $1,800

3. Vincent Twin Sleeper by CB2 - $1,000

4. American Modern Daybed by DWR - $2,100

5. Spaze Sofa Bed by BoConcept - $1,899

I also include here some outtakes that I took myself on the day. Being in this photo studio in Brooklyn, a large airy space, was a pleasure in itself. The photographer, Jim Bastardo, who also shoots a lot of DWR's stuff, took all the pics and made it all very clean, modern and Dwell-y. He was also funny, which made smiling for the camera so much easier.

(Images: Jim Bastardo for Dwell, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan)