The last time I bought a couch, I looked at more than 4000 before finally settling. Then I had to figure out if it would fit through my door.
Danny Cooke's short How Comfort Is Born shows the entire process of making an Arlo & Jacob couch. You see wood being framed, springs being made, framed wood being shaved, made springs being put together and then finally the cushions and fabric carefully being handled so each couch is perfect.
Beds can be dismantled, legs can come off dining tables, and shelves can be emptied, but that large sofa in your living room? That's not getting any smaller or lighter for moving day. And all it takes is one time moving a nightmarishly heavy sofa bed yourself to long for Lucie Koldova's alternative made from cork.
When you live by yourself, a sofa and TV are pretty much all you need in your living room. Unless you intend to shun a hermit-like lifestyle and actually invite people over to visit. In that case you'll need additional seating, and the Sofista fills both roles by transforming from a couch into a three-seat sofa,…
Life in the big city usually means life in a small apartment. It's fine while you're by yourself, but it gets complicated when it comes to giving visitors a place to stay. So if you find yourself lacking a guest suite, this transforming sofa bed called the Palazzo provides a double-decker spot for a couple of people…
Need to stash a few extra seats in your place? You could opt for folding chairs like a rube, or you could hang that spare seating on your wall.
On those rare occasions you get to work from home you know you should stay perched at a desk for reasons of posture and productivity. But the allure of your living room sofa is just too strong, particularly Kibuc's Connect sofa which seems specifically designed as the most comfortable office you'll ever find.
Your typical pull-out sofabed is a marvel of modern engineering, but with all those interconnected parts and a mattress that's designed to fold away, they're not exactly the epitome of comfort. At least not compared to Guido Rosati's brilliantly simple Scoop sofabed which simply opens and closes like a giant pair of…
Conference rooms, airport lounges, hospital waiting rooms, there's an endless list of places that can benefit from more comfortable seating. So ditch carrying a briefcase full of reports and legal forms for this awesome alternative that unfolds into a comfy two-person sofa.
Even though the cushions on your couch can be a black hole for everything from pocket change to the TV remote, they're also a handy place to quickly hide stuff when company visits. And it's that exact idea that inspired Jess Fügler's Jam Sofa.
At some point in your life you're going to have to give up the dream of sleeping in an awesome car bed. We still totally support you, but the rest of society won't be as accepting. So as an alternative, you might want to consider a car-shaped couch instead.
Nine year old Ty'Ge Davis is a sophisticated young man. A star math student! But not sophisticated enough to be texted a photo of two adults blowing each other on a couch. Offender's defense? Just trying to sell the couch!
I won't be replacing my sofa anytime soon for this rather uncomfy-looking terracota vision, but you've got to respect a man who knows how to build something using nothing but crap found at a local hardware store.
All BYU student Nicholas Homer wanted was to enjoy life's simple pleasures: a warm day, a cold beer, a motorized couch to amble around campus in. But some things are just too beautiful for this world.
The Calypso chair is a do-it-all chair designed for web surfers and transforms into almost everything you could ever possibly need. You know what that means? Oh, yes. You're never leaving your TV again, fatty.