The ‘Cover Pouf’ designed by Alain Bertreau challenges our notion of package design by turning a cardboard box into the base of a waste-free pouf that is fun, functional and easily recyclable. The Cover stool comes in or, depending on perspective, as a sturdy box with a foam pad inside. Just zip the pad around the box and you’ve managed assembly and clean-up in one fell swoop. When the pouf reaches the end of its functionality in your life, you can send the box-turned-furniture off to recycling.
I totally agree with Berteau when he says “It’s very easy to design with style but it’s really difficult to invent relevant solutions. Things can always be improved…at least I’m trying.” The comment was regarding the creation of more stuff in an overflowing world. This kind of forward thinking earned Bertreau a 2007 Index Award for this effortless eco-piece.
And I love the way the pouf matches with the bin in my previous post!