Where Function Meets Form | Chapt. 3
The Pull Out
Above: B&B Italia 'Andy' Sofa by Paolo Piva in Gray and Red
For our final convertible chapter we bring you the 'Pull Out'. This convertible has also come leaps and bounds from it’s humble roots. The Penelope wall bed with sofa is a great piece of furniture for your guests.
We all remember those clunky beasts with the creaky mattresses that resided in our parents den. The original pull out sofa was the invention of Italian Bernard Castro who immigrated to NYC in 1919. After spending his free time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art studying furniture he came up with the design in 1931. Throughout its evolution the pullout has become exceedingly more comfortable, although any of us that have slept on that old pull out in the den will not quickly forget that bar that hits just the wrong place of your back.
The engineering involved in creating the modern pullout is impressive to say the least. These new sofas aren't only unrecognizable as a convertible but they're incredibly comfortable as well. When the worlds top designers join forces with state of the art engineering and craftsmanship the result can leave you in awe.
The convertible folds out, flips back and sometimes all you need to do is remove a few pillows. Regardless the convertible that you ultimately choose, it is certain that it will bring an added functionality to your home. Contact our experienced designers at Modern Resale to make an appointment to view our showroom. We can assist you in finding that perfect piece. Don't see what you're looking for? Keep checking in as our inventory selection changes daily.
Below we've also included a few convertible honorable mentions.
Above: Chair Cassina Veranda Lounge Chair by Vico Magistretti 1983, Cassina 'LC2' Sofa by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand 1928, Console Classicon 'Rivoli' by Eileen Gray 1928, Coffee table Minotti Bellagio Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni, Print courtesy of D2 Art
Above: Sofa Minotti ‘Pollock’ Sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni, Painting courtesy of D2 Art