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The Diary of a Sofa

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:50

This time next week, the FRN team will be shouting 're-use' from the rooftop at the RWM Exhibition and they will be accompanied by 'Lucky' the Sofa. Not just any sofa though, this sofa has a story to tell and she's not called Lucky for nothing... 



(As told by Lucky to Martin from Total Reuse who wrote it all down - word for word) 

Back in the '60s I was all the rage. Everyone wanted a sofa bed. We were the perfect solution for the people moving into high rise blocks of flats that were popping up in every town and city. They were small and cramped and didn’t offer much space for overnight visitors. But then along we came, sofa beds: sofa during the day and a bed at night.

Boy could I tell you some stories. I’ve seen it all - the swinging sixties, sassy seventies, the easy eighties, naughty nineties and even the tawdry 2000s. But time catches up with us all. We get older, a bit worse for wear and then one day it’s all over, you’re pushed to the side and a brand new one takes your place.

But I was lucky. Instead of going on a bonfire or to the tip I was taken away by the lads who delivered the new one through what I think is called an 'FRN Takeback Scheme'?

Next thing I remember is hearing a voice say, “This looks old, ask Martin if he wants it”. A few minutes later a couple of fellas (who looked as old as me) gave me the once over and the one called Phil said: “Yeah, I remember these from the '60s, we’ll have it”.

Next thing, they’ve stripped me down to me carcass and recovered me in this gorgeous brown fabric. They found me a snazzy set of chrome legs and all of a sudden everyone’s saying I look totally sic. (Seems that this is the modern term for 'groovy baby'.). Not only do I now look totally sic but I am also going to be hobnobbing it at the RWM Exhibition in Birmingham, now that’s groovy baby.

Who knows, if it had been nearer November 5th I might not be here. But I am because someone said, if I’m reused, I don’t need recycling. That’s right, innit? Lucky by name Lucky by nature - yeah baby yeah. 


If you would like to meet Lucky at the RWM Exhibition, head to stand 4H31, and take a seat. And what Lucky hasn't mentioned is that she'll be revealing some very 'groovy' re-use sector impact figures. And you will want to see these! If you want to find out about how re-use can help you pop over to say hi. 

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