Every Cat Needs The 'Cat Tunnel Sofa'

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Having a family pet is like having another family member join your household. You have a furry little friend who becomes like another child you want to love, support, and cuddle.

When we come home after a long day, our pets are the ones who greet us and make us feel the most loved—sorry husbands and kids. With our increasing love for our pets comes the urge to spoil them rotten with new toys and things to play with.

The pet industry has become one of the most successful industries on the market.

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With people adopting and rescuing new animals—especially quarantining in the pandemic—many pet owners have begun to spend more money on their little loved ones. And, due to this, the industry has been booming more than ever before. That's why companies have begun to create innovative and interesting pieces for pets.

In many homes, pet owners struggle with finding space for their pets.

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There are people all over the world who have specific rules for their dogs and cats. While many pet owners allow their pets on the sofa and on the furniture, there are others who don't allow their pets on their furniture at all. There are dozens of reasons why pet owners are particular about this.

Keeping pets off of furniture is a deliberate move for many owners.

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There is a ton of controversy around pet owners who do not allow their animals to go on their couch and their furniture. For some pet owners, not allowing pets on their couch or their bed is "cruel" and "wrong." However, some pet owners feel like cats and dogs can ruin their furniture, like shedding, scratching, and even making holes in it.

To combat this, some people buy and invest in furniture covers.

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Furniture covers are one way that pet owners can combat this kind of issue, covering couches and chairs so that there are no holes and pet hair all over the place. But, some feel that the covers take away from the furniture overall—making the furniture look like different pieces altogether.

Instead, there are some people who have been coming up with new ways to make pets and owners live side-by-side.

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To fill the needs of cat and dog owners, designers are trying to come up with interesting ways to create furniture that is pet friendly. Owners don't necessarily want to leave their beloved pets on the floor forever, so finding a way to make furniture that satisfies everyone is key.

One company found a way to get extra creative with couches.


One company in Korea realized that more and more people in the country are adopting pets—specifically cats—and decided to create new furniture that is specifically catered to cats and their owners. Considering that furniture takes up the most space in many people's homes, making it both pet and human-friendly was important to them.

The designers, Seungji Mun, Yongjeh Park, and Kangkyoung Le realized that combining the best of a sofa and a cat toy would be ideal.


Getting a sofa and also having numerous toys and climbing obstacles for cats in the home can take up a ton of space. And, if you're someone who lives in a small apartment, space is oftentimes limited. Combining the best of both worlds makes cats and their owners happy and satisfied.

The "Cat Tunnel Sofa" is a comfortable and versatile sofa that also includes cat activities.

Cat Tunnel Sofa

Yongjeh Park and Kangkyoung Le saw an opportunity to ensure that couches can stay scratch-free and also hole-free by creating a tunnel from the bottom of the sofa—on the floor—to the top where cats can crawl around and get to the top without having to jump on the sofa.

The tunnel is absolutely adorable, too.

Cat Tunnel Sofa

One would think that adding a cat toy to the couch would make it look rather bulky and strange, but instead, it really does flow and fit well together. The tunnel looks like a couch arm and it's pretty cute to have your cat pop up on the top of the couch.

According to the designers, cats love it!

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

A way for pet owners and pets to both be happy—a win/win.