There are many reasons to want to be a kid again. Naps, no responsibilities, summer vacay...I mean, come on.
Remember those awesome pillow and sheet forts? Now there's a version tailor-made for adults: a couch that can transform into a man-sized plush fortress. Meet Orwell.
Dreamed up by Barcelona-based designers Alvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera, the design is a retro-modern sofa encased in a space-age pod that turns into a private bunker the instant you unroll the sound-insulating quilted curtains tucked above. Its cozy walls are basically begging you to hop in and take a nap.
The name is a nod to the 1984 author, as it represents a way to recapture privacy, even in the quietude of our own homes. It's an invitation to resuscitate that childhood feeling of freedom that came with hiding in a lair of bed sheets—minus the subsequent nagging from your parents to clean up your room.
Though it's more than just a novelty, especially if your apartment is tiny, since it's basically a tiny on-demand guest room when an unexpected visitor is passing through town.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He pays way too much for his modest fort of pillows and sheets in Brooklyn.