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

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

 

 

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  • extremely weird these arent in production still…. WHY?

    joey
    Feb 11, 2016
  • Hey with a fantastic idea like this that is quite simple to put assemble after purchase you should start your own Ikea-like business….sure you have many more things you can create and sell. Can’t wait until it hits ApartmentTherapy.com where so many will buy it.

    NYNeena
    Dec 21, 2014
  • When will these be produced?

    Loki
    Oct 28, 2014
  • I like it.

    Susana
    Oct 20, 2014
  • Oh my, I need one of these. Please manufacture for purchase—soon!

    Carolanne
    Oct 10, 2014
  • How does one go about purchasing one of these?

    Kat
    Oct 10, 2014
  • you have designed my childhood fantasy reading box. i am completely beside myself!
    bravo!!

    Aimee Lombard
    Oct 10, 2014
  • A sofa with a cover over it. All nicely crafted and nicely presented.
    Its a bit like building a clubhouse out of blankets and poles in mommies living room on a raining day.

    Ron Smith
    Oct 08, 2014
  • Nice work! 🙂

    Julia Im
    Oct 08, 2014

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