The new FSM sofa is a genuine all-rounder whose sleek contemporary design is packed with a wealth of sophisticated functions that are not apparent at first sight. One of the interesting details is concealed in the fold-down arm cushions, which pivot smoothly forward on tracking to provide the choice of either one or two comfortable footrests. Locking the flexible armrests in an angled position creates a transverse lounger whose arm cushions are transformed despite their height into wonderfully soft pillows that provide snug support for the head. The practical headrests integrated into the back section represent a further welcome highlight, while an ingenious mechanism causes the back of the sofa to sink into an extremely comfortable reclining position when the headrests are extended. The Varino’s ultra-slim build makes for a buoyant impression that is equally elegant in both fabric and leather upholstery.