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“Antique” Sofa has a hide-a-bed style pool table built in


What a great idea. This is a sofa which as a pool table built into it hideabed style. Okay, actually, it’s a snooker table, but still. What an ideal addition to an apartment/mancave. According to Craziest Gadgets the couch is about 6 foot long and apparently, it’s quite popular in the UK where they’re fairly cheap.

Made as a joint venture from Pierce Upholsterers and Accrington and Riley – makers of fine British pool tables, and was produced in the 70’s. It’s made of a neutral brown dralon fabric and when opens it flips into a pool table with adjustable leveling feet to make it level. What a fantastic idea which was decades ahead of it’s time. It probably didn’t do too well because manufacturing it would’ve been costly without a computer/motion controlled assembly line. But with the advent of not only computers for design and manufacture, this piece could easily make a resurgence. And why stop there? Imagine a sofa with built in ping pong table, air hockey table, poker table!

As I said, this bad boy has “man cave” written all over it. Currently for bid at eBay.UK at about $200 US but it’s sure to go well north of that.

Hat Tip – Gizmodo via Craziest Gadgets

4 thoughts on ““Antique” Sofa has a hide-a-bed style pool table built in”

  1. Haha thats the coolest thing that I’ve ever seen. You can sleep on it, sit on it and play pool on it. Its like a bachlorpad must!

  2. Ha! That’s a funky design that really makes me laugh. The kind of thing I’d expect Tim Taylor to come up with. There’s definitely room on the market for more of these!

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