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It’s a classic design dilemma: finding a comfortable sleep sofa that’s also stylish and lightweight. For years the two concepts were mutually exclusive. Remember the lumpy, heavy behemoth your parents used to have? But no more.
Today, both comfort and style are easier to find in a sleep sofa. Gone are the massive, bulky couches that broke backs during moves.  New on the scene are sleek, stylish couches that don’t rely on the old fold-up springs but that take from European styling and the “clic-clac” sofa concept.  In some instances, these couches seem closer to a futon than a couch, except with a vastly more sophisticated feel and a more varied look.  In most cases they offer vastly superior sleeping surfaces compared to the lumpy fold out springs. Ouch. We’re happy that furniture designers have finally figured this one out!
One of the newest sleepers out on the market is the Clark sofa (below) offered by West Elm. We’ve seen this one in person and were pleasantly surprised. The sofa doesn’t look like a sleeper but rather has a retro 60s styling that mid-century aficionados would find appealing. Coming in at $999, the sofa is also an affordable options for those watching the budget.
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Lower slung and more contemporary in feel is the Blu Dot One Night Stand.  (Below). Remove the back cushions and flip the seat forward to become a queen sleeper that rests on the ground.  The price point is higher on this one at
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Bo Concept offers  a modern sleep sofa with air pump that boasts a boxy contemporary look with wide arms. Alas, we could find no pictures of this one, (refer to the Bo Concept website) but it is similar in styling to Bo Concept’s Spaze sofa bed below. (Evidently, Bo Concept no longer makes this model.)  The modern sleep sofa with air pump is pricey at $3429, but an air mattress inside guarantees non-lumpy, springless sleep.
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Aside from these three, there are sleek and stylish sleeper classics, such as Design Within Reach’s Sliding Sofa (listed as currently unavailable when last we checked but normally in the $3500 range) and the Twilight Sleep Sofa for $1880.  Both of these sofas offer youthful, armless styling that may work better in a room that is not primarily used for lounging, specifically because of the arm issue. Room and Board offers a similar option in the Encore sofa for a much more reasonable price of $899.
When picking out a sleep sofa, bear in mind that sofas with wood slat construction for the bed frame will be far more comfortable than the old box springs. This explains the enduring popularity of futon frames. Be sure to test out your sofa for both sitting and sleeping, since the feel of the sofa can change considerably depending on what you’re doing on it. Look for sofas that you don’t have to fight to open. The sofa should convert to a bed in one, mostly smooth motion. Look for sofas offering firm support, not just necessarily a thicker mattress.
And since we haven’t tried all these sofas, we’d love to hear from anyone who has experience both sitting and sleeping on some of our top finds!


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Black&White furniture items seem to be more and more of a trend this day. And why shouldn’t they? Classic colors with the ability to go with anything, beautiful and eye-catching, black and white sure deserve a fashion section of their own. Max Sofa was created by Antonio Citterio and can be found on Flexform USA. Max comes with a simple, minimalist design and yet a very creative shape. The back resembles a twisted candy cane,  which gives it a bold look. Other than that, the sofa seems pretty docile which is why it would fit perfectly in a simple and tasteful interior.

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Looking for a little something to become the main focal point in your living room? Look no further as designer Robert Stadler has come up with an amazing piece of furniture inspired by volcanic explosions — the Tephra Formations. Meant as a follow up to Stadler’s Pools & Pouf collection from earlier this month,  Tephra is a co-edition with Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery that represents mutation rather than dissolution. Including different seaters, an armchair, a pouf and a low table, that’s certainly a design that will grab your guest’s attention with ease. – via

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Need a classy and refined piece of furniture for extra seating places? Whether you want to fit it in your apartment or in your office- in a waiting room for example, one thing is certain: you will not have to do any decor changing, because the Laurel Bench goes great in almost any environment. In spite of it having a minimalist and simple design, the bench brings an elegant touch to a room and the brown$white finishes  go well with its unpretentious but chic shape. The bench comes from Bernhardt and the designer’s name is Mark Goetz. For more similar bench designs or for information about the prices, you can contact Bernhardt here.

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Sofa Dress by Studio MAEZM

Designed by Studio MAEZM the “Sofa-Dress” is a fusion of space and furniture design. The chair itself wears the clothes of the sofa, transforming an existing object to an interesting –and definitely more cushiony- piece of furniture. What do you think about the Sofa Dress ? – Via – Yatzer

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Having a furniture set that is highly versatile, that can be used in a variety of situations and that can be shaped in many ways is exactly the idea behind the Impulse series, from B-alance. This elegant set contains a single large sofa, three small couches that can also be used as armchairs, a coffee table and an end table. The specifications for each product are available here.  Simple and yet very stylish, the set goes great with classy interiors and significantly upgrades the overall appearance of a room.  Keep the items together or spread them around your apartament, it is all up to your imagination or your need for accommodation.  -via B-alance

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Have you been dreaming about a gorgeously designed furniture set, ranging from armchairs to loungers and tables that create a cool poolside set? Well the folks over at Schoenhuber Franchi would like a talk with us. Adopting simplicity in its block-like shape with these gentle round corners, the Hug Set deals with a matter of elegance and comfort which brings about a relaxed ambiance to your home through its stylish woven range. Not to left out any corners in your dwelling, the “thoughtful” designer also launched a stylish child’s swing for your little one. It has the exact same Pearl Grey almost luminous material appearance and vouches to charm you at a first glance. True? – via
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