Pandora is a multifunctional sofa system concept, designed for studios with small space, with the purpose of converting the living-room by flexibly adapting to requirement, depending on the occasion, thus generating the most out of the available space. It has functions that serve four basic user needs; relaxation, entertainment, dining and studying, all integrated into one piece of furniture. It is consisted of a sofa/bed, cushions, three folding stools that can also function as footstools, a folding table, two roll-away benches and a drawer.
 
The most challenging part of the design was implementing all these different functions in one product, and retaining an appealing look following contemporary design aesthetics, and at the same time keeping the cost low and giving the product a sustainable character. 
 
 
Dimensions
Sofa: Width 2000mm x Depth 1000mm x Height 870mm
Double Bed: Width 2000mm x Depth 1550mm x Height 500mm
Table: Width 1000mm x Depth 660mm x Height 550mm
Stools: Width 630mm x Depth 550mm x Height 370mm
 
The product acts as a sofa or single bed in its original state. The user can also make use of the side cushions as pillows. 
 
To use the side benches, one simply pulls up and towards the seating to get them in position.
 
To store the table, or bed sheets, one can pull out the drawer under the sofa and fold the table legs before placing it inside.
 
The folding stools fold in the same way as the table.
 
To transform it from a single to a double bed, one simply pulls out the bed frame, lowers the bed leg and places the back row of cushions in the designed openings.
 
MDF was chosen for the inner structure of the sofa, an inexpensive and also sustainable in production type of wood, with a low carbon footprint, making it suitable for mass production with a low cost, and thus affordable to users. The outside of the sofa is covered with curved veneer sheets to give a more premium look. 
 
The product has many parts, but is designed in a way that assists easy packing, moving and assembly.
 
 
 
To view details about the design at the A' Design Awards , click here
Pandora - Multifunctional Sofa
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“Pandora” is a polymorphic sofa system concept, designed for houses or studios with small space, with the purpose of converting the living-room b Read More
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