Avant-Garde Furniture Shaped Like Music and Pop Culture Icons
There’s Woouf furniture, and then there’s everything else. The Barcelona-based studio is in a league of their own when it comes to furniture design. They create avant-garde bean bags, cushions and other items for resting weary bones. What’s unique about Woouf is the subjects of their designs. If you’ve ever wanted to sit comfortably on a Rubik’s Cube or camera lens, they have cushions to make that possible.
Arguably the coolest items are their series of music-inspired furniture, like the MiniWoouf Sofa. This cartoony loveseat is modeled after the Minimoog, a monophonic analog synthesizer.
In an ode to old school, there are pillows that look like amps and bean bags shaped like vintage turntables and ’80s style boomboxes.
In 2010, the studio started collaborating with different artists on various collections in their Art Series. Escif, a Spain-based graffiti artist, designed a line of geometric print bean bags representative of his personal style for the series’ premier collection. The following year, Juan and Alejandro Mingarro of the design studio Brosmind designed a set of cushions shaped like buildings. When stacked together, the cushions form a small city. Illustrator David M. Buisán created a bean bag that looks like a stack of comic books, as well as a series of pillows depicting “Wooufingers” as super heroes. The most recent collaboration includes physicadellic bean bags shaped like animals by the design studio Vasava.
The range of products designed by Woouf and their collaborators is as diverse as it is fun. The studio’s entire line of products set out “to surprise and provoke a reaction” while eliciting a “woouf” in response. Woouf, indeed.