NEW: JAY-BE’s multifunctional Sofa Bed

Model: Modern Pocket Sprung Sofa Bed

Upholstery: Fibre wrapped, soft fibre filled back cushions

Mattress: Pocket Sprung, 1600 springs, 9cm

Dimensions: W85,L165,H91 (sofa), W225,D165,H50 (bed)

Packed weight: 66kg

Award-winning folding bed manufacturer and BCFA member JAY-BE® undertook an ambitious project to design an inventive Sofa Bed solution, purpose-built specifically for hotels, studio apartments and similar city centre environments.

This particular model is used by Staycity Aparthotels, in their various locations all over Europe.

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Design Insider JAY-BE Grey Sofa

“We approached JAY-BE to design an unconventional sofa bed practical enough to be used by groups or families that would suit the style and décor of our aparthotels. The quirky design met our requirements perfectly – we now have hundreds of JAYBE sofa beds in our apartments throughout the UK and Europe.” – Nasser Shaher, Staycity

The JAY-BE® designers were briefed that they would need to come up with an inventive sofa bed solution to use in compact family rooms, where space might otherwise be a problem. Staycity were keen to provide their guests with one sofa bed that pulled out into two totally separate beds – completely independent from each other for privacy – as an alternative to a traditional double. This would allow them to be used by mixed sex family groups.

Design Insider JAY-BE Grey Sofa Side

It was also important for the sofa beds to be stylish without detracting attention from the rest of the room, where in most instances each element of the interior design had been carefully curated. In order for the same sofa bed design to suit a variety of differently styled rooms, JAYBE® offered it in a range of colour variations and fabrics.

The result was a twist on their most popular Sofa Bed models, ‘The Modern’ – adapted and altered for city centre use without compromising on practicality and comfort. The designers JAYBE® effectively combined two singles to achieve one comfortable sofa and two private single beds, that could either be used both at the same time or one open while the other was closed.

Design Insider JAY-BE Grey Sofa Both Pull Out

Despite being compact, the Sofa Bed itself still had a generous seating area when closed and took up a relatively small amount of floor space. Staycity were extremely satisfied and chose to order these for around 200 of their apartments.

Is this product suitable for your project? You can always look at other products JAY-BE provides, such as the Simply Kids Mattress on Design Insider.

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About Meg Vockins

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