I can’t decide if this Dog House Sofa from Korean designer Seungji Mun is the greatest idea ever for pet owners who don’t want to deal with pet dander all over the couch, or cruel and unusual punishment for pets who love to cuddle. Here’s the scoop:
All you have to do is relax and enjoy a tidy home, without worrying that your dog will turn the house upside down. Enhancing the connection between the man and his best small companion, the designer came up with the brilliant idea that allows them to better share emotions and communicate in a way they never did before.The Dog House Sofa is a modern couch, made of ash wood and comfy fabrics, that catches your dog’s interest in a second.
By combining a sofa concept with a dog house, the artist wanted to raise the awareness of how important it is to live harmonically, pointing out on the fact that the living space is not only destined for humans. Since his cute little house comes attached to the sofa, he will no longer sneak under it, looking for your attention. The nice thing is that the designer humanized the pet’s furnishing as much as possible. By blending together the two elements, the sofa and the dog house, he created a linking point between the dog and his master. The functional design allows you to use the top of the dog’s house as a coffee table.
So it’s half couch, half dog house, but without the dog-on-owner snuggle action. On one hand that’s awesome — no drooly mouth or fur flying in your face. On the other, it makes my heart a little sad — I’m not sure I’d be happy with my dog tucked away under the end of the couch that also doubles as my coffee table! Give the post another looksie and get back to me about what you guys think: ingenious design or heinous banishment?