Up Lift

by Prostoria Ltd.

While designing the Up-lift armchair and sofa, our concept was to transform them into a bed with a single action. This action gives the impression of an elegantly orchestrated and rhythmical movement. By pulling the backrest forward, the side ends of

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Specifications

General

Product
Up Lift
Designer
Redesign
Manufacturer
Prostoria Ltd.
Manufactured
Croatia

Product Type

Sofas
Sofa beds

Product Specs

Material
Fabric
Use
Residential
Style
Contemporary
Number of seats
2-seater

Product description

While designing the Up-lift armchair and sofa, our concept was to transform them into a bed with a single action. This action gives the impression of an elegantly orchestrated and rhythmical movement. By pulling the backrest forward, the side ends of circular armrests lean on the floor and serve as the eccentric rotation point around which the sofa easily opens into a functional bed. The attractive and contemporary form of the accentuated shape becomes pragmatically justified in almost surprising transformation and interaction with the user. The idea is original and unprecedented; this often tiresome action of unfolding an armchair or a sofa has been turned into a game that delights with its ingenuity. Such a solution rules out complicated mechanisms and constructions, at the same time maintaining a high level of comfortable sitting and lying. A very rare typology of an unfolding armchair is available with one and a half or double seats.


Up-lift represents innovation in a sofa typology with its integrated bed. Its shape allows for transformation through the simple raising up of the back rest, which causes the automatic lift of the leg rest, whilst maintaining an optimal height. Its harmonious form consists of two separate volumes, which rotate around each other in an eccentric fashion. The armrest is curved, as it also functions as a wheel, and the backrest is tilted and rounded to minimise the volume. These curvatures are what characterise Up-lift. Besides its specific rotation, harmonious ergonomics and shape, every detail of Up-lift has been carefully thought out and designed. Special attention was given to the lower construction. Elastic bands and high quality foam placed at strategic points allow for maximal comfort and minimal bulk. In addition to the loveseat, the Up-lift family also includes an armchair, which unfolds into a single bed. Together or apart, they allow for free furniture configuration, and their dual functions provide interesting interior layout scenarios that call for additional sleeping furniture.

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