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Castro Convertibles is proud to have made the TOH Top 100 for 2012!
“Tucked inside this boxy ottoman is a fold-out bed with a steel and slatted-wood frame and its own little headboard. But forget the guests—it also converts into a chaise lounge. Pass the popcorn!”
If you’re old, or at least blessed with caring for an older person, you are probably familiar with Castro Convertibles. You remember the commercials of little Bernadette Castro folding out the Castro Convertible Sofa Bed to show that even a kid could do it. You remember Castro Convertibles mentioned in a number of movies, including Girl, Interrupted. But even if you don’t recall, Castro Convertibles is still around.
NYS: Who is your ideal customer?
Castro: Every person, at every age, in every living scenario could use one of these. There’s no interior design decision to make as it comes with a slipcover, not upholstery. …
Bernadette Castro, CEO of Castro Convertibles, talks about the relaunching of the Castro Convertibles brand while lying on the new ottoman that folds out into a twin size bed.
Classic Castro Convertibles are back! Castro Convertibles, the trusted family furniture company beloved by generations of Americans with roots in Ocala, is launching with a new, innovative convertible ottoman ideal for contemporary living
Castro Convertibles is back in familiar hands with new product
Presented to the public as a city-sponsored competition, Bloomberg is looking for designs of a single apartment building in Kips Bay containing nearly 80 of these aptly named “micro-units.” These 10 by 30 feet studios—which are (at their largest) 100-square-feet smaller than the current legal minimum—will include a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living-bedding area all at arms reach.
In 1948, 4-year-old Bernadette Castro first opened a sofa bed for TV audiences — and made it look easy. She was the little girl in curls and a white nightgown demonstrating her father’s company product.
In 1948, 4-year-old Bernadette Castro first opened a sofa bed for TV audiences — and made it look easy.
She was the little girl in curls and a white nightgown demonstrating her father’s company product.
Now at age 67, the former singer, political figure and child star is relaunching the Castro Convertibles furniture company with the concept that their product is still straightforward, even after more than 40 years.
Bernadette Castro, the state parks commissioner in Gov. Pataki’s administration, is returning to the sales profession and a product line she helped market as a youngster. People who remember the early days of television may recall that Ms. Castro, now 67 years old, helped promote the once-famous Castro Convertibles in those sofa-bed commercials.