Born in Lissone, Italy, and educated at the Institute of Applied Arts in Monza (where the famous design Triennale began), Pietro Arosio started his independent studio in 1972, and his work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Modern Arts Museum in Munich. A master at creating technical furniture without sacrificing style and use, Arosio begins each project with intensive research and development in the engineering of a piece. Simple, elegant and really quite cool, the Sliding Sleeper Sofa (2000) quickly transforms into a queen-size bed with minimal effort, thanks to a patented conversion mechanism. The firm seat cushions and backrest provide a comfortable platform for sitting and sleeping, while two large, feather-filled pillows (upholstered in the same color as the sofa) allow you to lounge how you like. The upholstery is fully removable for cleaning. Clean lines and modern proportions contribute to the stylish presence of this Sofa, underscored by superb Italian construction. The back legs are fitted with casters for mobility. Ships assembled; legs are not removable. Made in Italy.