goula figuera blends a sofa, bed, and cabin into orwell project
goula figuera blends a sofa, bed, and cabin into orwell project
oct 08, 2014
goula figuera blends a sofa, bed, and cabin into orwell project


goula figuera blends a sofa, bed, and cabin into orwell project
all images courtesy of goula figuera

 

 

 

hybrid projects offer alternative ways of seeing individual pieces, resulting in unexpected shapes, new modes of interaction, and scientific advancements. in the case of ‘orwell’, a furniture piece by goula figuera, the fusion of a sofa, a bed, and a cabin has led to a series of multifunctional advantages.

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
the quilted curtains provide privacy

 

 

 

the name references the author’s surname of the book ‘1984’ and the original idea of the product, which was to recapture the intimacy that can sometimes be lost, even within our own homes. the design invites you to rest it in its comfortable interior and resuscitate that childhood memory of a ‘cabin’, the hidden place within the world that all children wished they had. the heavy, quilted curtains insulate against sound, and its size, similar to that of a bed, allows it to be used either sitting or lying down.

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
orwell invites you to rest it in its interior

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
everyday objects can fit comfortable within the furnishing

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
the construct helps you recapture the intimacy within your own home

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
the cover can be easily removed 

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
brainstorming ideas for the design

goula figuera orwell sofa bed cabin furniture
initial sketch

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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