Gallery: COVER POUF: No-Waste Furniture by Alain Bertreau


Designer Alain Bertreau creates simple furniture that cuts out excess materials and effort, leaves an overall serene and minimalistic impression, and packs light. We’ve covered Bertreau’s Instant Chair and his Modular Fence Chair but we only just glanced at his latest project, the Cover pouf, and it deserves a second look. Cover 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.

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  1. bkdesigner June 24, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    i dont entirely agree that it cuts out excess material, otherwise in true minimal fashion it would become just a square, infact, by having that \’cone\’ shpaed side, you\’re adding material that isn\’t needed to convey the same message, or idea

  2. michaelannb April 19, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I love this! Perfect for day care and other public places. Is it affordable?

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