In 2001, B&B Italia challenged Belgian architect/industrial designer Vincent van Duysen to design a day bed. And so, he created this gorgeously elegant lounger. The day bed consists of just two shapes: a flat seat and one pure curve rising up, giving it a floating, light appearance. The whole is supported by a with a slim, subtle and non-disturbing steel structure. Based on the day bed design, Van Duysen continued to develop a whole seating series, including chairs and ottomans – but the day bed clearly has my preference.