Daybe belongs to a new generation of daybeds designed to balance function and practicality with well-being and style.
Although the sofa appears to form a fixed shape, the backrest detaches and slides onto the floor to create a comfortable bed. Unlike conventional sofa beds constructed from coils, springs and levers, Daybe converts into a bed in one smooth motion. Daybe’s seat and backrest are underpinned by a lightweight metal frame available with or without armrests. The optional armrests are crafted from strips of smooth black metal that extend behind the sofa to form a streamlined backrest. The armrests and backrest maximise Daybe’s comfort without affecting the ease with which it transforms into a bed and back again. Available in a variety of fabrics, the sofa provides relaxation during daytime and encourages deep sleep and sweet dreams at night.
Known eponymously as Morten & Jonas, Norwegian designers Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim need no further introduction. They established their studio in Bergen, Norway after receiving masters degrees from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
The designers create cutting-edge products, furniture and interior architecture marked by curiosity, imagination and humour. Morten & Jonas’s point of difference is being able to add design to social agendas, famously enlisting the help of incarcerated men and women to manufacturer their Bake Me a Cake table lamp in 2013.
Since then, Morten & Jonas have produced a second and third design for Northern Lighting – the multi-functional Say My Name lamp and Me floor lamp – as well as earning several awards and having their work exhibited internationally.