Room & Board: Modern Air Coil Sleeper Sofas

Room & Board: Modern Air Coil Sleeper Sofas

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Janel Laban
Feb 27, 2008

It may be bedroom month, but not everyone has room for a bed - for those who go the sleeper sofa route, Room and Board has come up with a way to move it into the 21st century. They got rid of the lumpy squashed mattress and replaced it with "air coil" technology - a huge leap up on the comfort scale...

Rather then forcing a skimpy-fied traditional mattress into a sofa, these Room & Board sleepers feature a mattress that is designed especially for the sofa. The air-coil mattress inflates with each use in about a minute (same for deflating in the morning). This means that when it is inflated there is no sacrifice in comfort due to having to accommodate any folding mechanism.

Top row, above:

York, Queen $1699., right, and Dublin, Queen $1799., left.

Bottom row, above:
Metro, Queen $1799., right, and Portland, Queen $1699., left.

Not inexpensive, but for any of us who have had the pleasure of sleeping in a regular fold-out, it seems worth it, especially if it will be used regularly. The down filled cushions and quality upholstery fabrics make for a comfy seating experience when it is folded up and functioning as a sofa, as well.

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