A designer made a prototype of the simplest sofa bed possible

The Sofa Bed Box is exactly what it sounds like. Designer Antonella Potena created it as a prototype for the interior design project SOquadro at the Salone del Mobile design festival in Italy.

The design involves a wooden box that serves as a sofa when folded in half and a bed when extended out. It’s aggressively simple.

After debuting it at Salone del Mobile, the designer hopes to find a company that will put the piece into production.

Story by Tony Manfred, editing by Stephen Parkhurst.

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