Sofabed by Harri Koskinen

Sofabed by Harri Koskinen

Aaron Able
Sep 16, 2009
The three modes of Harri Koskinen's Sofabed.

Finnish designer Harri Koskinen has designed tableware, textiles, furniture, audio equipment, glassware and underwear. When I met him in his Helsinki studio space last week — I was most interested in his Sofabed, a design he launched at the Milan fair earlier this year.

Sofabed is quite large — it easily and comfortably seats 3. The backrest is very deep and easily supports a tray or laptop.

The transition is very intuitive — the backrest unfolds and fits snuggly (and flush) in between the armrests to create a double bed. As an added bonus, the backrest and be lifted completely away from the sofa and function as an additional mattress on the floor. SofaBed can sleep 4 in a pinch!

The only drawback to the transition process is the somewhat cumbersome size of the separate back cushion. It is much easier to maneuver with a second person.

The cost is prohibitive to import to the US, but I thought the design was especially smart and a good solution for a sofa that would only occasionally be used as a bed.

DISTRIBUTOR Currently only available direct from Harri Koskinen
PRICE starts at €3,800 (dependent on upholstery)
DESIGNER Harri Koskinen
DIMENSIONS 240 x 110 cm (94.5"W x 43.3"D)
TRANSITION EASE B

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