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Cat Tunnel Sofa features a built-in playground for your cat

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August 20, 2012

The Cat Tunnel Sofa features a play tunnel that runs along the arm, back and side of the s...

The Cat Tunnel Sofa features a play tunnel that runs along the arm, back and side of the sofa

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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.”

South Korean designer Seungji Mun has created a sofa concept that is designed to keep your...

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

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4 Comments

Very good invention for indoors only cats. Not so good for indoor/outdoor cats on account of possible, well, almost guaranteed, fleas! K

K
21st August, 2012 @ 09:55 am PDT

i want one in red my cats are mostly indoors they go out back on occasion though but only with supervision so this would be good for them

Stacey Angel
6th January, 2013 @ 08:03 am PST

I would love to have one of these. Where can I purchase one?

Lori Nelson
11th March, 2013 @ 02:10 pm PDT

Says in the article:

"it should hit the market in early 2013 and will be available for sale on the pet dedicated website M Pup."

When I clicked on the site the product is not in there,

http://www.mpup.co.kr/

Plain Jane
31st December, 2013 @ 08:55 pm PST
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