daisuke motogi: lost in sofa daisuke motogi: lost in sofa
nov 06, 2010

daisuke motogi: lost in sofa

‘lost in sofa’ W900 x D700 x H700 all photos by takahumi yamada

we often loose things in between the cushions of a sofa because they have fallen out of our pocket, or have just somehow found their way into the cracks, sometimes never to be found again, or perhaps stumbled upon accidentally while cleaning.

tokyo-based daisuke motogi‘s (daisuke motogi architecture) ‘lost in sofa’ plays on these occurrences, and has been designed to make the cracks between seat cushions purposeful, such as for storage.

books can be ‘shelved’ in between the cushions

‘lost in sofa’ was presented at designtide tokyo 2010.

demonstration of how ‘lost in sofa’ can be used

‘lost in sofa’

  • Pure genius.
    I want one. Right now.

    C:

    Matthew 'Matimoo' says:
  • ideal for leaving messages

    ken says:
  • My daughter found 3 of my large Swiss Army knives
    in our standard couch. This could be interesting…
    Very comfortable, We like it.

    Free Form Constructural Realism says:
  • Beautiful and functional!

    DK says:
  • very nice…love it….

    almeida says:
  • anything? can be inserted – anywhere? :p

    bdx says:
  • saw this method at 100% design london about 5 years ago. Nice execution here though.

    eyeball says:
  • Totally want one! It looks quite cute and sooo functional đŸ™‚
    @ bdx: don’t think you would want to find sperm between the cushions.. I think change is a lot more satisfying đŸ˜›

    Kiwi says:
  • nice, send me one, now!! đŸ™‚ such a great idea

    hamml says:
  • To clean it is an issue! Only Japanese can think of this idea and realise it.

    Jay says:
  • Looks cosy and functional.
    However from my experience cleaning all those little spaces might be very hard to clean after a while…
    Nonetheless I’d like to try it!

    mojaio says:
  • nice!!!

    gaby says:
  • funny n functional….
    haha..imagine hide a ‘ring’ inside, find out with your lover n then say ‘Marry me’ <3

    kit says:
  • great idea !!1perfect

    kat says:
  • Me gusta mucho este diseño. Me parece bonito, original y practico. Un 11 de nota!

    Javier says:
  • how much? and where can i buy on? sos! thank you!

    eva says:
  • hermoso diseño, que hermoso es pensar.

    drink milk , drink design says:
  • Where and how do buy this?

    shayne says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(55 articles)

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news