Orwell Sofa: A Private Urban Fort

Good question. Orwell is anything you want it to be, whether it’s a sofa, a daybed, a bed, or a cabin, or all of the above. Whatever you label it, I don’t care because I want one. I love it when people know how to make a nap easier to take and Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera are clearly geniuses at it.


The Barcelona-based duo designed the cabin-like piece of furniture to help you create a bit of intimacy within a larger environment, like your home. The idea is for you to climb in, rest, and revisit childhood memories of “cabins”, or you know, forts. With heavy quilted curtains, sounds and light are kept out so you can get some sleep if you want. If not, sit up and use it as a sofa.





Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.