"We joke that this was really for our studio to take afternoon naps," says M-S-D-S's Jessica Nakanishi of the Futon Daybed, part of the Toronto firm's recently launched Stockholm Collection. Inspired by iconic symbols of construction and fabrication (think elements such as scaffolding and trestles), the pared-back daybed is sized to be thinner than its North American compatriots.
Showcased earlier this year, appropriately, at the Stockholm Furniture Fair (where it was picked up by Danish furniture brand Woud), the piece includes an ultra-thin mattress pad inspired by the moving blankets normally found in vans to protect furniture that offers a splash of colour against the simple wooden frame. It's also thin enough to allow for several folds at one end to incorporate the bolster as a permanent fixture of the piece.
"We wanted to rethink the bolster, something that has traditionally been a separate cylindrical foam pillow," Ms. Nakanishi says. And as for its effectiveness as a nap venue? "Our crate actually just arrived back from Stockholm," Ms. Nakanishi says. "We haven't had the chance to enjoy it yet."
Price upon request. msds-studio.ca, Available through woud.dk in August.