POU F S They’re the new living room staple that everyone needs
Reimagined for modern homes, they’re the new living room staple
It’s about time we all put our feet up,
which is why we’re welcoming this year’s comeback: the pouf. Not to be confused with footstools ( have legs) or ottomans ( have internal storage), poufs have long been recognisable on the high street as shapeless, beanbag-like pieces related to the floor cushion. Of late, however, more design attention has been paid to this overlooked piece of furniture as it becomes more relevant to compact, modern living – functioning as a coffee table or extra seating. Missoni Home’s vibrant patterns add gravitas to its simple, poufs (missonihome.com), Minotti’s ‘Jacques’ pouf (minottilondon.com) sits on a bronze base, while Ferm Living’s velvet ‘Round’ versions (fermliving.com) have a luxurious, undulating silhouette. As seen here, Doshi Levien’s ‘Tabour’ collection for B&B Italia (from £1,695, Chaplins; chaplins.co.uk) further breaks the mould, with supersized geometric shapes that make a statement at the foot of your chair. Clear a spot in your home – the pouf 2.0 is here to stay!