George Orwell may have been down and out in Paris and London, but he would have been very comfortable if he’d had the option to cosy up in this hybrid piece of furniture that bears his name. It’s somewhere between a sofa, a bed, and a child’s cubby house. The idea is that the Orwell acts like a cabin or den within the living areas of your home.
In a time when people so often cut themselves off from the world with headphones and smartphones, the Orwell makes a more physical barrier, with the heavy quilted curtains providing insulation against sound.
The Orwell, like the author and his work, has been dragged up to high art form, but it reflects much more practical roots – its most useful function is as a sofa bed that provides some privacy, without making your home look like a student squat or a hobo camp.