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.
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