Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I am really taken with the Urchin Pouf. I know it looks like a giant chrysanthemum but it is actually an ottoman made of wool. Measuring about 2 feet in diameter, it is the product of a Dutch designer. I saw it in a gallery in Ebisu where I was interviewing an architect-turned-clothing designer from Osaka. The knitted exterior consists of very thick, felted strands of Delft blue "yarn." It conceals a slightly flattened orb of a cushion. The proportions, shape, color and, of course, knit surface are all extremely eye-pleasing. It would look great in our living room.