Unveiling Mate: Zaven’s revolutionary sofa bed for compact living

Mate by Zaven – Milan Design Weeek 2024, Italy

In the bustling realm of furniture design, where form often follows function, the Mate sofa bed emerges as a seamless integration of both. Presented during Milan Design Week 2024 by Zaven, an innovative design studio known for its fusion of aesthetics and practicality, Mate transcends the conventional boundaries of a sofa bed.
At first glance, Mate exudes an air of inviting comfort, its generous volumes and plush cushions beckoning to weary souls seeking solace. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the choice of coverings and expert craftsmanship imbue Mate with a sense of roundness and softness, captivating both the eye and the touch. But Mate is more than just a sofa—it’s a versatile piece of furniture designed to adapt to the ever-changing needs of modern living.

By day, Mate stands as a testament to comfort and elegance, its compact dimensions and well-calibrated proportions making it a seamless addition to any living space. Constructed with a lightweight yet sturdy tubular steel frame, Mate’s design curves gracefully to define its entire perimeter, from the base to the armrests and backrest. The result is a metal skeleton that seamlessly integrates with two large padded elements, forming the foundation of Mate’s comfort and functionality.

But it’s by night that Mate truly shines, effortlessly transforming into a practical and convenient bed for two. With a simple gesture, the extendable comb-like network at the base of the sofa doubles the sleeping surface, providing ample space for a restful night’s sleep. The inclusion of two thin cushions, which cascade along the sides to form armrests, adds an extra layer of comfort and versatility to Mate’s design.
What sets Mate apart is its harmonious balance between aesthetics, comfort, and functionality. Unlike traditional sofa beds that sacrifice style for practicality, Mate seamlessly blends into any living space, thanks to its wide choice of finishes and fabrics. Whether nestled in a cozy apartment or a modern loft, Mate adapts effortlessly to its surroundings, enhancing the overall ambiance with its understated elegance.

With dimensions of 230 x 110 x 80 cm as a sofa and 230 x 150 x 80 cm as a bed, Mate offers ample seating and sleeping space without overwhelming the room. Its tubular metal frame ensures durability and stability, while the fabric upholstery adds a touch of warmth and texture to the design.
In the words of Zaven, “Mate is more than just a sofa bed—it’s that friend you can count on, offering support and comfort whenever you need it.” And indeed, in a world where multifunctionality is key, Mate proves to be a reliable companion, seamlessly blending form and function to enhance the way we live.


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