This sofa sleeper from French company Ligne Roset is brand new for 2009 — I got to see it in person after it was delivered to the Park Avenue South showroom and I was very impressed. Unassuming in presence, I wasn't even aware it WAS a sleeper sofa at first — until a pull on the back cushion started the smooth transformation from sofa to bed.The Mostra has one of the easiest transitions from sofa to bed I've ever experienced. It uses a patented Lampolet mechanism that takes care of the heavy lifting. Remarkably, all the cushions stay on the sofa as it transforms to a bed — meaning you don't have to have a place to store them.
As a sofa, it is quite firm but still comfortable. This is a pricey, but high quality sofa bed. It would be ideal for someone who normally has difficulty transforming a sleeper.
The solid color upholstery shown here is rather plain, but Ligne Roset has many colorful solids and patterned upholstery to choose from — they're French, after all! All cushions have removable covers.
MANUFACTURER Ligne Roset
PRICE $5,655 (as shown)
DESIGNER Didier Gomez
DIMENSIONS 31"H x 81"W x 37.75/83.75"D Mattress height 22''
TRANSITION EASE A
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