Gallery: Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!


There’s no reason to let your couch kick your butt into an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Designed for Italian furniture manufacturer Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s “Champ” lets you show your sofa who’s boss. This multi-faceted chair which made its debut at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair not only affords a comfy cushion to park your tired glutes, but also features a neat modern design that provides a discreet outlet for you to get your daily workout!

A couch potato, no more! Champ starts off as a compact sofa, which can easily be transformed into an upright punching bag. Kick it, punch it, charge it head-on, Champ will take it all on in stride. A design full of function and wit, Champ is a shining example of smart design.

+ Tobias Fraenzel

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  1. Captain Obvious August 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    @shadowcatcher – It’s unfortunate that in 25 years of training your body and instructing students in the art of karate, you never worked on the ancient art of actually paying attention. The model in the picture is not standing on the couch while kicking, presumably because she’s not retarded, but is standing on the ground next to it.

    It’s not marketed as platform but just as a convenient way to store a heavy bag – which you use while standing on the floor. Unless you’re a retarded karate instructor of course.

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  3. shadowcatcher May 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    As a potential source of near instant and permanent injury to knees and hips, this “clever” design is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    I have over twenty-five years of study in karate, twelve as an instructor. During this tenure I have seen many different types of injuries. The marketing of this sofa as a platform to kick and punch from is irresponsible in the extreme.

  4. karlicia May 10, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I went on Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s sites but could not find the Champ item, do you have any idea where can I buy it?

  5. detectorlam1 May 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This is interesting sofa. Can sit and fit.

    Thank you for sharing!!

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