Pouf

Posted on Dec 31, 2006

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I first saw a pink pouf in the window of Friend SF.  When I got closer, I loved the idea even more: a waterproof, all weather, durable but lightweight stool/bench/table made with foam.  Solid but light.  Precious but durable.  Thanks to m+d for the amazing gift that’s now in my living room – a perfect orange pouf.

Designed by Arne Quinze of Quinze & Milan—the same award-winning company that provided Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Public Library with its much-talked-about furniture—the Primary Pouf invites use as either a stool or a side table. Enabling the pouf’s dual function is a large cube of all-weather, patented foam, which provides enough cushioning for comfortable seating but is firm enough to hold drinks and plates. QM FOAM™ is designed to resist fading or degrading. A polypropylene base supports more than 300 pounds. Base and foam are attached. Contract quality. Made in Belgium.

More info at Design Within Reach.

(Update: thanks to my Mom for getting this for me in orange :)