Only the best for you, Dear. When your ship comes in and you really want to spend $8,000 on the best sofa bed in town, we don't want you to take time looking. We were tipped off that the cream of the crop is Avery Boardman (showroom at the D&D building).
Indeed, not even the copy on their website will let you down, as it is filled with declarations such as these:
Though these sofas may look very attractive and in some cases even typical on the outside, their frames are, in fact, constructed to house the best, heaviest and most comfortable sofa bed unit in the world, the STEELWEAVE� mechanism.
and wonderfully simple concepts like these:
If it is not right, it is fixed, if it cannot be properly fixed, it is remade.
Even New York Magazine knows this, and highlights the beds:
Boardman has all kinds of chichi furniture, but most come here for his beds�sumptuous upholstered headboards and footboards and hand-tufted, jacquard-covered mattresses stuffed with lamb�s wool (about $10,000).
Makers of beds, sofa beds, chaises, armchairs and ottomans, Boardman really is the sort of place where you need an designer, because they will make you pretty much anything and choices are endless. Interestingly, on their website we found an article from Elle Decor comparing the Top 10 sofabeds (see below) and it makes for very good comparative reading. Tuck this resource away for the future. (Thanks, Patrick!) MGR