Sofabed by Harri Koskinen

Sofabed by Harri Koskinen

Aaron Able
Sep 16, 2009
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 See all of our Sofa Sleepers of the Week. Aaron will be profiling a different sleeper every week. Is there one you're curious about? Let us know in the comments.
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