This sofa that’s driven like a car is the coolest thing you’ll see today

  • A couple of designers created a fully-drivable sofa
  • The comfy-looking sofa has been converted into a vehicle
  • It runs in a similar way to a go-kart

Published on Jun 21, 2024 at 2:30 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 21, 2024 at 2:30 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

A couple of guys have managed to turn a floral Ikea sofa into a fully-drivable vehicle – and it looks very cozy. 

Sharing the project on YouTube, the duo detailed how they painstakingly transformed the sofa into a motorized vehicle that works similarly to a go-kart. I don’t know about you guys, but I really need one in my life. 

In the video, the men purchase a boldly patterned sofa from Ikea and hollow it out. With that done, it’s time to work on getting it mobile, which they do by building a metal frame chassis, adding some wheels, and popping in a Briggs & Stratton 9-horsepower engine. 

Describing the build, the pair explained that it was essential to ensure the rear axle is shorter than the front axle since this makes the sofa easier to turn due to the lack of a differential drive. To steer, it’s a simple case of moving the steering lever left or right, while throttle and braking are done via two handles. 

With the couch car assembled, the two inventors, sharing via Mekdev, take it out for a spin. Incredible stuff – I reckon if they mass-produced these they’d have a nice little earner. And if unusual custom furniture builds are your thing, then check out this guy who invented a ‘car bed’.


Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.