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Girella transforms from chair to bed and back again

Girella transforms from chair ...
Girella rolls out and folds down to become an occasional bed
Girella rolls out and folds down to become an occasional bed
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When folded up, Girella forms a small armchair
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When folded up, Girella forms a small armchair
When folded up, Girella forms a small armchair
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When folded up, Girella forms a small armchair
Girella rolls out and folds down to become an occasional bed
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Girella rolls out and folds down to become an occasional bed
Girella rolls out and folds down to become an occasional bed
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Girella rolls out and folds down to become an occasional bed
When folded out, Girella becomes an occasional bed/play mattress
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When folded out, Girella becomes an occasional bed/play mattress
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Chairs which fold out to become occasional beds are nothing new, but we haven't previously seen one that works in quite the same way as the Girella from Campeggi. Designed by Lorenzo Damiani, the Girella transforms from an armchair to a mattress and back again in the simplest manner possible.

When rolled up, the Girella is a small armchair described as being "ideal for the children's room." This seems accurate, as it's 70 cm high and 62 cm across, with a seat height of 41 cm (27.5 x 24 x 16 inches). So, probably not big enough for an adult but plenty big enough for kids of all ages. The fact that the seat is formed by the edges of the rolled-up mattress should make it more supportive.

When folded out, Girella becomes an occasional bed/play mattress
When folded out, Girella becomes an occasional bed/play mattress

When rolled out, the Girella is small single bed/play mattress measuring 193 x 80 cm (76 x 31.5 in), which is just a little smaller than a regular single bed. No mechanisms are involved at all, with the whole thing being made of soft materials: polyurethane foam with polyester padding and a lycra covering.

The Girella is priced at around US$700. Campeggi seems to specialize in kooky furniture, having previously turned heads at the Milan Design Fair in 2012.

Source: Campeggi via Gizmodo

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2 comments
Russell Willmoth
The chair back is too low for comfort, and the $700 price tag is too high for comfort.
Kevin Ritchey
Agree with Russell. Can buy better furniture for less than this foam IKEA version. Got my daughter a great bed with bottom pedestal role-out sleeper for less and it is made out of real wood, not ozone-absorbing foam that might last 5 years before becoming mush. Can't study well in that chair and that is priority.