In the hands of German industrial designer Stephan Schulz, couches are just another tool for tidying. His Recycling Chair-Sofa incorporates storage directly into the sofa.
Slender fissures in the couch’s foam body -- in the seat and seatback -- double as racks for stashing magazines and, presumably, whatever you could squeeze in there
The sofa certainly looks a lot more comfortable than the last chair-storage system-medieval torture device we saw from Schulz, as sleeping beauty here demonstrates. A bonus: The design is made of modular recycled panels so it can transform into a chair and back again in a jiffy.