The art consultant and dealer Peter Heimer’s postwar Berlin townhouse has all sorts of cunning details, like vintage red chairs by the Japanese designer Kazuhide Takahama, and a stainless-steel table made by the Berlin-based furniture designer Katja Buchholz. We love the yellow daybed Heimer designed himself. The slanted pillows are brilliant, forming a comfortable backrest when reading or lounging.
I’ve discovered that you can get the same effect without custom-made slanted pillows. If you wedge some small pillows under an angled stack of regular-sized ones, you’ll make a sturdy backstop. So the pillows of my armless sofa reconfigure to transform it to a daybed for napping and reading.