- A tweep, @SteveGochieng, shared a video of a fundi showing the bed's transformation into a perfect seat
- TUKO.co.ke got in touch with the welder, Protus Otieno, who revealed the seat was a product of his designs and would take him three days to make one on his own
- The father of five said he got tired of employment and decided to go back to what he loved most, which was welding
- Otieno sells a unit at KSh 25,000 which he says is a cut-price
A Kenyan fundi has received enormous praise from netizens after his impressive convertible bed innovation went viral.
Protus Otieno, a welder from Lunda in Maseno - Kisumu, designed a bed that can be compressed into a seat, which many said was perfect for bedsitters and small houses.
A tweep, @SteveGochieng, shared a video of Otieno showing the bed's transformation and even demonstrating how a storage unit under it could be used to hold clothes.
Speaking exclusively to TUKO.co.ke, Otieno revealed that the bed was his innovation claiming he was pretty sure it was the first in Africa.
He said he designed it and worked on it with his team to ensure they brought out the best products that Kenyans would enjoy.
"I personally designed the bed-seat and I believe it is great especially for college students and those that leave in small rooms. It may take me three days to make one myself but with my team -we can make up to 10 in a day," he said.
The father of five, who was previously employed for 10 years in Nairobi as a publisher, said he got tired of employment and decided to go back to what he loved most, which was creating.
Otieno said he got his supplies locally and it would take two days to transport the couch to any destination in the country.
It will cost you only KSh 25,000 to get the seat plus the cushions which Otieno says is a cut-price considering one would be acquiring a two in one unit.
Here are some of the reactions to the convertible bed:
Otieno confirmed he had also received amazing ideas from Kenyans on how to make the seat more comfortable and promised to work on it.