Furniture DESIGNED to be Slip-covered?
As Jeff and Rich know, I`m an idea person. I`m not a entrepreneur. I`m just the idea person, and I`m posting my ideas in hopes that it will create conversation, create more ideas, and maybe lead to a business for someone. So take my ideas and run with them, please.
This week`s idea came to mind when I noticed how my friend`s dogs were damaging the upholstery on her sofa. I thought "Why doesn`t someone sell furniture that is DESIGNED to be slip covered?"
I`m not referring to the usual One-Size-Fits-All kind of slipcover and I`m not referring to futons. I`m referring to a more revolutionary furniture design idea. What if a sofa could be broken up into a few pieces; each piece to be slip covered with a custom cover; and have locking mechanisms to hold the pieces together and make the pieces easy to reassemble. From the outside, it should look just like a regular sofa. Design the sofa such that it is style neutral and has interchangeable parts. This week I might want big rolled sofa arms. Next week, I might want something more contemporary. Make it possible.
Imagine, it`s early November and your paisley pastel sofa just doesn`t match the holiday season. Besides, your dog`s favorite place is your sofa and he is making sure that your guests won`t find it very welcoming. Unhook the latches that hold the side arms onto the sofa. Put the "holiday" slip covers on the sofa arms, the sofa back, the cushions, and the frame. Re-assemble, by simply slipping the sofa arms back into their locking mechanisms. The end look would appear seamless and it would like it is designed that way.
What do you think?
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