You remember this couch that folds into bunk beds?
That one, called the Doc, was featured in our most popular video of all time. We've long known that that piece, and many of the others in the Resource Furniture showroom where we shot it, was designed and manufactured by Italian company Clei. But we never knew the name of the actual designer(s).
Well, this video below is currently making the rounds, featuring an update to the design, and now we've got a bit of a mystery on our hands:
The new version looks easier to operate, and I was interested to see the support mechanisms were left exposed in this iteration, as opposed to the previous design, which conceals it. From what I've seen of Clei's designs, the exposure seems rather uncharacteristic.
I was interested to see the designer of this latest iteration listed as "Kassandra 'Bonbon" Ferreira." I looked into Ferreira and while I could find no designer of that name, she and her husband, Peter Gunnarsson, founded a company called Bonbon Trading Limited to distribute Clei's furniture in the U.K. Puzzlingly, this iteration of the design, called the Flip, appears on neither Bonbon's website nor Clei's. I was also unable to find anything linking Ferreira to Clei beyond the distributorship, so I'm stumped. If any of our Italian readers are familiar with Clei or Ferreira and can shed some light, please let us know!