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Ikelos

Free and open source developement of an innovative sofa bed.

Ikelos, a sofa bed
Creative Commons License

Ikelos by Claus Müller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License

It all began in winter 2007/08. We - klee4 cabinetmakers - decided to attend the design fair blickfang|08 in Stuttgart/Germany.
For this fair we wanted do design something never seen before :) We think we reached this goal, but the drve turned out to be a rahter difficult issue.
As you can see on the picture below, Ikelos is driven by ropes inside the bedrails.

Ikelos inside

Until now we built two working sofa beds, but two issue arenīt solved perfectly yet.

  1. The redirection of the wire rope, so it glides smooth round the many curves and is efficient to manufacture.
  2. The drive of the wire rope, so it is easy to use and also efficient to manufacture.

Dowload the CAD file in DXF format

Actual version of Ikelos. Mind the license!

Ikelos.dxf (klick right and save as ...)