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Sofa Unzips To Reveal Cosy Sleeping Bag

Instead of needing to unfold a pull-out couch, this multifunctional design integrates a comfy place to sleep.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on February 7, 2013.

Stephanie Hornig, an Austrian product designer and University of the Arts graduate currently based in London, has designed a series of furniture inspired by camping. Along with a torch in a stone power strip and a lamp with a large tabletop, she created this sleeping bag on legs.

Sofa Unzips To Reveal Padded Sleeping Bag

It resembles a sofa, with a bed included as part of the design. The cover unzips to reveal a padded inside and you can climb in when it’s time to sleep without needing to do anything to transform it into a bed.

Sofa Unzips To Reveal Padded Sleeping Bag

Hornig told Sight Unseen:

My latest project Camp was — probably like every graduation project — very personal. In the last year I travelled a lot, and I missed the feeling of home when I arrived in these empty rooms. I began to compare the life of a modern nomad with camping; it’s the feeling of simplicity and independence when we’re outside in nature that inspired me. The pieces are reminiscent of the outdoor world and retain their functional character.

Sofa Unzips To Reveal Padded Sleeping Bag

Stephanie Hornig

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