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Mod Round Sleeper Sofa with Ottomans in Orange Fuzzy Fabric by Spherical Furn

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Fun and funky mod round foam sleeper sofa with ottomans in its original orange fuzzy fabric by Spherical Furniture of Boone, North Carolina. It is in wonderful vintage condition. It has been professionally cleaned and still wears its original upholstery. Unfortunately, in doing so we discovered what appears to be an iron scorch on one of the cushions of one ottoman. Consequently, you may wish to reupholster. The structure is in great condition. It is priced accordingly. Please see photos, circa 1970s-1980s. Yeah Baby!!! This is a sofa that Austin Powers could love!! But seriously is it a fabulous modern sofa sleeper that will be incredible wherever you use it. This incredible marvel was produced in the 1980s by Spherical Furniture of Boone, NC. I have not been able to determine if they are still around (ha! pun intended). This sleeper sofa has no metal or wood components. It is polyurethane foam through and through and in seconds its crescent shape flips open and, along with its matching ottomans, converts into very comfy extra sleeping space. And if you think getting bedding to fit is a deterrent…never fear…another feature of this fantastic sofa sleeper is a device that they referred to as a “pocketing band” which allows you to use standard flat bed sheets for the round bed! Frank Petersilie, a former art professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, is the inventor of this innovative sofa bed. But he didn’t start out to invent or produce furniture. His brainstorm was the idea of a round igloo type of modular housing. Unfortunately, the recession of 1973 foiled the second-home buying market that he was targeting, and he discovered people were more interested in his round furniture than in his round houses. According to an article in The Christian Science Monitor, Petersilie, designer and chairman, and Bruce Shelton, president of the company they formed to produce this furniture, operated factories in Boon, NC and Gardena, CA, and specialty store accounts across the country and in Hawaii. The foam furniture was unusual in several ways besides its mod look. The number one way was their weight which was far less than conventional like furniture thereby creating easier and cheaper mobility. As stated above, I have been unable to locate the company still in existence. We fell in love with this mod comfy piece and know you will too. Make it yours!! Sofa bed and ottomans: • O/A sofa height 22.75 inches • O/A sofa width 85 inches • Depth as sofa 42 inches • Sofa seat height 15.5 inches • Sofa arm height 22.75 inches • Sofa inside seat width 57 inches • Sofa inside seat depth 29 inches • Sofa inside back height 7.5 inches • O/A ottoman height 11 inches • O/A ottoman width 31 inches • O/A ottoman depth 27 inches • Diameter as sofa bed 84 inches • Weight 66 pounds all Boxed size: • Height 31 inches • Width 89 inches • Depth 48 inches • Weight 85 pounds.   

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    It is in wonderful vintage condition. It has been professionally cleaned and still wears its original upholstery. However, you may wish to reupholster. The structure is in great condition. It is priced accordingly. Please see photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 22.75 in. x W 85 in. x D 42 in.H 57.79 cm x W 215.9 cm x D 106.68 cm
  • Seat Height
    15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Topeka, KS
  • Seller Reference Number
    414-SEA-257
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU1873317264571
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