by , 06/20/05

At Design Within Reach I spotted this fabulous 3-in-1 furniture piece which converts from bed, to chair, to table. Called a “pouf” (and I’m not really sure why) this space-saving sleep solution is amazingly efficient. Folded up it becomes a chair – add the bent plywood tray on top, it becomes a cute table. When the “pouf” is unfolded, a full-length sleep surface is revealed ? perfect for impromptu houseguests. DWR’s pouf comes in two different designs. The first, the Trio Pouf, comes with a slipcover which camouflages the folded nature of the mattress underneath, creating the appearance of a solid black cube. The second design, the Bingo Pouf has no slipcover and utilizes the folding of the mattress as part of its aesthetic. Both are super cute and way practical. All furniture should be this efficient!

If that weren’t enough – this is one of the most affordable things I have ever seen at Design Within Reach. In fact, the poufs are so economical that they are actually within my reach! The Bingo Pouf is a good deal at $348, and the Trio Pouf is a complete steal at $174.95.

$348 from Design Within Reach

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  1. riverfuton July 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    These links don’t seem to be working anymore… However, The Futon Shop offers a similar fold out bed shikibuton for $161.46.

  2. Jill June 21, 2005 at 4:14 am

    If you are a DIYer than I’m assuming you don’t purchase a lot of things in general, so the point is moot. $174.95 for a fold out bed is a good deal for almost any store I can think of.
    I paid more than that for my crappy 1-800-mattress. This price would be a good deal for a place like IKEA, which cranks out cheap mass-produced goods ? for a shop like Design Within Reach, where most of the furniture is in the many thousand dollar range, i think “a steal” is an apt description. Put it this way – its the first thing I have considered buying from DWR. When you make your convertible mattress / chair / table for under 50$ let me know! I would love to buy one!

  3. Norm June 20, 2005 at 6:41 pm

    “The Bingo Pouf is a good deal at $348, and the Trio Pouf is a complete steal at $174.95.” I disagree, depends who you talk to. If you are DIYer, you can make them yourself for less than 50 dollars less the labor.

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