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Duetto, the ingenious sofa bed

A clever sofa that can be turned into a single bed for a friend to sleep on
(the other half can be moved elsewhere), or an intelligent product whereby the two halves can be pushed together for those more intimate moments.

Duetto was not designed to be a new sofa-bed, but instead a unique product of its type.
The research that we put into perfecting working with wood in a natural way using interlocking joints, with no iron,
treating the wood with boiled linseed oil and choosing technological materials to ensure a good night’s sleep (lightweight, breathable, hypo-allergenic, biodegradable), are all fundamental elements that enable us to respect the environment and to ensure that the end product is one of top quality.
Its four elements: two wooden structures and two separate mattresses that,
based on the way they are positioned, become a comfy sofa, two single beds, a double bed or can also be arranged at right angles.
One of the fundamental concepts of Plinio il Giovane is to exploit all the parts of the product to make them functional.
The slats are inserted by hand, one by one, in a swallow-tail design and fixed in place with wooden
pins to give resilience and lightness to the product.
The cushion covers are removable.
Treatment with boiled pure linseed oil exalts the veins in the wood whilst ensuring that the product is waterproof, improving the patina and durability.

Handmade, with love, from 1975

Each of our creations is a unique and unrepeatable work, the result of love, passion and dedication to a job that, fortunately, we love madly.
The finishes of our woods based on oil of naturally pigmented cooked linen, adds to a wide selection of fine fabrics born from fascinating and very noisy jaquard looms, finally allowing you to create infinite combinations of materials and colors, without compromises and brakes on your creativity and your dreams.

The engineering of lightness

All our products are made according to the engineering of lightness. For us, wood is a living, precious material and therefore should not be wasted. For this reason, every single element of our product is structural and calculated according to the stresses to which it is subjected. Nothing is superfluous, from this comes the perfect balance between lightness and strength.

Do you want to see the preview of your home?

If you need to download the 2D / 3D files of our product, find them here. If, on the other hand, you need advice or a tailor-made project,
book your appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!

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