THE SOFA FACTORY
2 x Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers, €5,000
Over the course of two Innovation Vouchers we helped Siesta, a sofa manufacturer, to develop “Sleepover” a sofa-bed aimed primarily at the Healthcare market. The product was developed from a prototype to a CNC production ready product, taking into several factors including infection control. To date there have been sales to over 50 hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland and 165 sofas recently installed on a single project for the NHS, Manchester. With the support of DIT, the company has developed a new version of the product aimed at the residential and hotel market, and the product’s mechanism has been granted several patents.