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Colorful Accordion Cots

The Pause Convertible Sofa Bed Fans Out for a Comfy Night's Sleep

— October 13, 2011 — Art & Design
A sitter and a sleeper often prefer different conditions of the supporting surface beneath them, so the engaging Pause Convertible Sofa Bed does its best to assume a dual nature. It functions effectively as a chair during the day, but folds out to become a cozy bed at night.

This delightful piece by Meike Langer has been composed in such a way that aligns each stiff cushion vertically when configured as a seat, affording someone the firmness he might appreciate beneath his bottom in this position. When necessity transforms the bound stack of blue mattresses into an open full-length daybed, the user discovers an increased softness in the flattened padding of the Pause Convertible Sofa Bed.
Trend Themes
1. Convertible Furniture - Manufacturers in the furniture industry can explore designing multi-functional, space-saving furniture, especially those that easily convert into beds like the Pause Convertible Sofa Bed.
2. Dual-purpose Bedding - The rise of dual-purpose bedding that provides multiple firmness levels suited for individuals who prefer different sleeping conditions can create disruptive innovation opportunities in the bedding industry.
3. Vertical Cushioning - The concept of vertical cushioning can be explored and adopted by manufacturers in the furniture industry to offer options for both firm and soft surfaces, thus increasing the versatility of the furniture pieces they produce.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - The furniture industry can explore designing more multi-functional furniture pieces like the Pause Convertible Sofa Bed to cater to consumers who seek practical and space-saving furniture.
2. Bedding - Manufacturers in the bedding industry can explore creating dual-purpose bedding that provides multiple firmness levels suited for individuals who prefer different sleeping conditions.
3. Home Improvement - The concept of vertical cushioning can be an attractive option for the home improvement industry, as it adds an element of versatility and customization for furniture makers.
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