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And Now IKEA Is Making Sofas Out of Paper

This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be molded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks… » 5/26/15 3:15pm 5/26/15 3:15pm

A Lightweight Cork Sofa Means You'll Never Hire a Mover Again

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. » 9/09/14 6:32pm 9/09/14 6:32pm

This Single Sofa Becomes a Full Living Room Set In Seconds

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,… » 7/31/14 9:25am 7/31/14 9:25am

This Bunk Bed Sofa Out-Transforms Even Optimus Prime

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… » 5/26/14 6:30pm 5/26/14 6:30pm

A Remote Control Sofabed For Your Laziest Houseguests

Like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, sofabeds put two wonderful things into one even awesomer package. People like sitting, and people like sleeping—it's the perfect combo. So how could a sofabed possibly ever be improved? With an electric mechanism that automatically unfolds and retracts the mattress, with the cushions… » 3/07/14 3:20pm 3/07/14 3:20pm

Finally, a Sofa That Puts Your Building Block Skills To Good Use

Unless you grew up to become an architect, you're probably wondering if you wasted your toddler years playing with blocks when you could've been learning more valuable skills. But worry not—thanks to designer Scott Jones, anyone can put their longstanding block skills to good use with this lovely modular Bloc'd Sofa,… » 10/21/13 5:00pm 10/21/13 5:00pm

Slotted Sofa Makes It Easier To Dine in Front of the TV

Eating dinner off a TV tray is an awkward experience because it and your sofa were designed separately, preventing them from working together in harmony. And that's an oversight that Merely's Marcin Wielgosz has solved with this brilliant Hocky seating collection featuring custom designed end tables that slot into… » 10/05/12 11:35am 10/05/12 11:35am

You Don't Need an Engineering Degree To Transform This Sofa Bed

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… » 9/18/12 1:20pm 9/18/12 1:20pm