Mother designed a couch that floats, so you’ll be nice and comfy when the oceans rise

The ‘Bliss Sofa’ comes with a paddle attachment, rocket flare and emergency strobe—also, sunscreen and a martini kit with olives

Published On
May 18, 2023
Bliss sofa and ottoman on a beach

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If global warming is an inevitability, why not sit back and get comfortable?

You could do just that on the Bliss Sofa, an “art statement” piece created by creative agency Mother. Part of a larger conceptual line of floating furniture, the emergency-orange-colored sofa and ottoman set is designed to weather rising sea levels in buoyant comfort.

Bliss comes with a paddle attachment, rocket flares in each armrest and an emergency strobe so users are fully prepared and not “feeling like a stupid polar bear,” according to the agency’s Mother Goods storefront. The ottoman comes stocked with a user’s manual, sunscreen and a martini mixology kit complete with olives—for when things get truly dire.

Bliss ottoman opened up to show bar inside

Sustainability was an important part of the fabrication process. The frame uses reclaimed 200-year-old pine, and the covering is made of water-resistant Sunbrella fabrics for long-lasting durability for however long the apocalypse lasts.

The Bliss Sofa is a satirical environmental statement about humanity’s impact on the melting polar ice caps and the imbalance between people with means and those without during times of crisis. 

It will debut at Tuleste Factory as part of its NYCxDESIGN exhibition “Harmonious Proportions.” The piece is on sale for $100,000. A portion of sales will be donated to USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to help those displaced by climate change. 

See some more pics below.

Closeup of the Bliss Sofa's flashlight

Closeup of the Bliss Sofa's flare

The Bliss Sofa on a beach

The Bliss Sofa on a beach


May 18, 2023
Creator :
Mother-New York
Creator :
Mother Design
Industrial Design :
Keillor MacLeod
Carpentry :
Liberty Labs
Carpentry :
Tom Breglia
Upholstery :
Kelsey Knight

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