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Seat to bed: Holey Poley

Holey Poley, daybed, seat and couch designed by Clinton Stewart, 2011

Holey Poley, a minimalist modular daybed designed by Clinton Stewart, was presented at last month’s Copenhagen design week 2011.The Copenhagen-based Australian furniture designer Clinton Steward created modular a daybed concept that allows to quickly transform a bed into a seating arrangement and vice versa.

The piece of furniture is composed of wooden poles and interchangeable cushions that can be rearranged to create a bed or a range of seating configurations – two seats, a long chair, a couch.

A primary wool mattress is gridded with a series of holes, into which short and long oak poles are inserted to function as legs for the unit.

The wooden poles and cushions are interchangeable. Holey Poley, designed by Clinton Stewart, 2011

The short poles lift the mattress of the ground and by placing a series of cushion models atop the longer poles the users can create armrests or seating divisions as they like.

Conceptual drawings of Holey Poley by Clinton Stewart, 2011

The concept of creating a daybed that is essentially made of cushions that are pinned together with long poles reflects the designers intention to “Embrace naïve simplicity and conceptual functionality”.

Even though the design of this daybed is not presenting a drastically new concept, it is compelling in its minimalist approach.

Holey Poley has been presented at this year's Copenhagen design week, but  is not in production yet.

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