GRÅBO was a slimline sofa bed that was attractive and comfortable to sit on, and could be converted into an extra bed when required. This is how it was described in the 1964 catalogue: “… intended as an extra bed, so the special construction lets you simply release the entire seating unit. … When you want to use it as a bed, simply pull the seat forward and it will slide along the rails in the sides and the back rest will become horizontal with the seat. This makes the sleeping area 75 cm wide, giving you a great extra bed.”
GRÅBO was designed by architect Erik Wørts. There were plenty of sofa beds in the IKEA range at the time, but few were as elegant as GRÅBO.