Sofa Beasts

Posted: August 13, 2012
  • Tiger Sofa by Rodolfo Rocchetti
  • Panther Sofa by Rodolfo Rocchetti
  • Cow Sofa by Rodolfo Rocchetti
  • Tiger Sofa by Rodolfo Rocchetti - Closeup
  • Panther Sofa by Rodolfo Rocchetti - Closeup

Italian designer Rodolfo Rocchetti has turned three menacing beasts of the jungle into living room sofas: the tiger; the panther; and, most nightmarishly of all, the cow. Moooooo. Ugh, who decided cows were acceptable subjects for home decor? You know what cows, especially the fruity, kitschy ones, remind me of? Pee-wee Herman. And nights that Pee-wee Herman infiltrates my dreams, oh man. I wake up in a cold sweat, nauseated, frantically trying to rip from my brain that resonating guttural laugh and the words Mekka Lekka Hi Mekka Hiney Ho.

That said, taking in the closeup shots of the tiger and panther heads doesn't make me feel particularly keen about passing out on the couch watching, like, Supernatural, or any footage of present-day Kathleen Turner, and then waking up at 3 a.m. on one of those two Sofa Beasts either. I would, however, be amenable to seeing a video of that happening to someone else.

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