The first sofa-bed ever?

The First Sofa Bed Ever

Sofa-beds have come a long way since 1871.  Now, one can actually get a night’s sleep without disfiguring their back; a concept that really wasn’t brought to fruition until about a decade ago.  Also, sleeper sofas aren’t as cumbersome as what is shown in the photo above–no longer is a forklift required to remove the bed.  Today’s sofa-beds can even fit in the tiniest spaces (i.e. the Kristina Full).

Although we do not carry Berry’s Patent Folding Spring Bed-Lounge, we do offer the largest selection of sleeper sofas in the country.  Unfortunately, our selection is not available at $5…

About Meryl Alcabes

Twenty-five years ago, Meryl Alcabes launched Also Furniture with her husband Carlos. They were new to retail and new to the furniture industry, so the first few years of business were a challenge. However, with her art school background and gregarious personality, Meryl loved the combination of meeting new people and helping them design their living spaces by focusing on appropriate colors and styles for each situation.

When Meryl and Carlos were first married and found their dream apartment in San Francisco, they could only afford one new furniture item a month. The very first thing they purchased was a sleeper sofa, which they used as a bed at night and for seating during the day. After a few years in the furniture business, Meryl realized that sleeper sofas were a must for most apartment and condo dwellers, and they were hard to find—so the couple decided to specialize in sofa beds and Sleepers In Seattle was launched.

Two of Meryl and Carlos’s sons, Max and Jacques, have since joined the firm, which has expanded in many directions with Savvy Home. Meryl’s interests include photography and collage, in addition to cooking for her family and friends and frequent entertaining. Dinner table discussion always includes furniture talk and speculation about when their third son, Raphael, will join the business.
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