365 Objects Of Design, Five Finds, In the Holidays, Volume II

Objects of Design #285: Five of the best Sofa Beds

11th December 2013
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I have been on a quest for the best sofa bed for years now. It needs to be contemporary and a bit cool. Comfortable enough for a family to sit and watch a film but also convenient enough to manoeuvre the bed part.

douglas sofabed from espacio from £3,463

I love the quilting on this douglas sofabed from espacio from £3,463

I have found great looking sofas that convert in the wrong way so that one person has to clamber over the back to get out in the night to go to the loo. No good for the in-laws.

churchill chesterfield sofabe from Love Your Home For Less costs £1,499

churchill chesterfield sofabed from Love Your Home For Less costs £1,499

I have found beds that are so easy to fold out and back again but like sitting on a bed of nails when it comes to watching television.

pablo sofabed from One Deko costs £1,329

pablo sofabed from One Deko costs £1,329 check the Ardor for a single version

I own a very elderly (and cheap) one from a large Swedish superstore that has served us well for ten years but has, perhaps due to three house moves, become slightly bent, and converting it from bed to sofa involves a LOT of swearing. And no small amount of sweating too. Not to mention the fear that all my fingers will be broken in one fell swoop.

mid century modern sofa bed from pelikanoniline.co.uk

mid century modern black sofa bed costs around £930 from pelikanoniline.co.uk 

In short, it’s a tough search. These are five of my current favourites, although, I have to admit that Arthur, the handsome mid-century modern chap above is my favourite. Perhaps in the New Year – after the guests have left but when the sales are on – I shall actually buy him.

le vele video zip sofa bed swivels into several different formations from espacio from £4,753

le vele video zip sofa bed swivels into several different formations from espacio from £4,753

 

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  • Nadia 10th December 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Hey, thanks for this! I’ve been looking for stylish sofabeds for a while. Well, since yesterday. Anyway, thanks to google, I found your blog so it’s taken me less than 3 minutes to find one I like.

    Talk about useful!!

    5 Stars.

  • Debra Finn 11th December 2013 at 11:51 am

    The black mid century modern one from pelikan online is my fav too – i really like the way the wood warms up the sofa. Once my kids have grown out the spilling stuff on the sofa phase I might go down this route too, until then its leather all the way for me unfortunately.

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