How To...Make a Couch, Bed, and Guest Room Fit In a Small Space

How To...Make a Couch, Bed, and Guest Room Fit In a Small Space

Grace Shu
Mar 17, 2008

Here's a problem that most of us have faced at some point or another: How do you fit in a bed, a big couch, and a guest room in an apartment? We've touched on it a bit before when we were lamenting on our lack of a guest bedroom, but here's an innovative solution from Danish textile designer/potter Antero Kjaer: a couch/bed made with two twin mattresses, hooks, and foam.

[ Photos from MettesPotteriDanmark blog ]

With 3 people living in an apartment that measures roughly 800 square feet, this solution enables the family to configure either a sofa or a double bed. In "Day Mode," the beds are pushed in an L-shape to create a comfy sectional; in "Night Mode," the beds are locked together for a bed ideal for overnight guests. The mattresses have hooks on the legs to ensure that each piece remains locked together in any configuration. The sofa backs also double as a headboard and are made of foam folded over and strapped down.

For more info, check out Kjaer's Mettes Potteri blog (she also has some great baby clothes at her shop Floedehesten) or ATSF's previous related post.

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