Pull-out sofas are typically large, clunky things – not at all like Austrian-born designer Yumi Yoshida‘s origami-inspired transforming sofa.
The Origami Sofa is made of upholstery panels sandwiched between two layers of fabric – one a bright orange and the other a neutral grey. The color scheme is reminiscent of actual origami paper, which is similarly colored to aid in the folding of intricate shapes.
The panels fold just like an origami structure to create the form of a sofa that is strong enough to sit on. As the panels are moved strategically, the structure changes in form and function.
When all of the panels are unfolded and lying flat, the sofa becomes a sturdy rug. While it may not be as useful for overnight guests as a conventional pull-out sofa bed, the Origami Sofa looks to be comfortable enough to nap on – and lovely enough to take center stage in your home.