The daybed is an elegant and versatile furniture: here are my favorite ten

The daybed is a piece of furniture that is making a comeback. For me it is a symbol of elegance and style but it is also a versatile and functional furniture.

It is perfect in the living area to add a touch of elegance but also to have more seating space.

If the living room is not very large, instead of adding a second sofa that will likely make the room look smaller, it is better to choose a daybed. The simple line and the lack of the backrest let the gaze flow without creating a visual obstacle.

If instead the space is small, you can replace the sofa with a daybed leaning against a wall. With the addition of cushions, it becomes a comfortable sofa and, if you have guests, it can also become a precious extra bed.

You can also place a daybed in an entrance or in a corner of the house that is difficult to furnish (e.g. in the void created under a staircase) to create a small relaxation area or a reading corner. Or it is also very well positioned in front of a window, to exploit the space without hindering the view towards the outside


Here is the selection of my 10 favorite models.

They range from the icons, such as the Barcelona designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930, to daybeds with modern and minimal lines. In the selection you will find daybeds in precious leather up to the more colorful fabric models, from models with metal structure to those with wooden structure.


KNOLL – BARCELONA COUCH – designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

CARL HANSEN AND SON – OW150 DAYBED – designed by Ole Wanscher

WOUD – LEVEL DAYBEDDesigned by MSDS Studio

SKAGERAK – REYKJAVIK DAYBED – Designed by Included Middle

ADEA – BON DAYBED – designed by Mats Broberg & Johan Ridderstråle


LIGNE ROSET – DAYBED – designed by Pierre Paulin

MUUTO – OUTLINE DAYBED – designed by Anderssen & Voll


TACCHINI – FIVE TO NINE – Designed by Studiopepe



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