South Korean designer Seungji Mun has created a sofa concept that is designed to keep your cat happy as you sit back and relax. Dubbed the Cat Tunnel Sofa, the concept tries to provide a fluid harmony between the daily activities of pets and their owners. “For humans, the cat tunnel sofa is just a comfortable sofa, but for the cats, it is their playground and a comfortable bed,” Seungji Mun told Gizmag.

The Cat Tunnel Sofa features a play tunnel that runs along the arm, back and side of the sofa. The creative design not only compliments the sofa’s modern appearance, but also provides a playground specifically created for the way cats behave. Cats can run through the tube, jump into the three different openings or cuddle up and sleep in a protected spot where they won’t be disturbed.

“We tried it out and the cats took a fresh interest in the cat tunnel at the first time,” said Mun. “And later on they did go into the tunnel and took rest and played.”

The play course gives pets the opportunity to stay close to their owners while they watch television or socialize on the sofa. It also offers a unique way for cats and their owners to spend some playtime together. “My favorite feature of the Cat tunnel sofa is the tunnel which looks like pipe,” said Mun. “Through [the] pipe, cat and human communicate each other. The pipe is for human's comfort, but at the same time it becomes playground for the cat.”

While the sofa is still in its concept phase, Mun anticipates that it should hit the market in early 2013 and will be available for sale on the pet dedicated website M Pup. Until then Mun remains passionate about continuing his creative process and creating new designs that "enhance the harmony between human and pet."

“Later on, through my designs I want to inform people how serious abandoned dogs and environmental problems are. I will explore ways to solve these problems,” said Mun

Source: Seungji Mun via Designtaxi