Designed as a response to an increasing need for modular furniture for smaller apartments, the Tango Multifunctional Pouf transforms into practically anything you need, from a set of benches to a couch, a lounging sofa, and even a mattress. The award-winning poufs are shaped like triangular extrusions that are attached together by a layer of fabric (sort of like a cushion-version of a Toblerone bar). This connecting fabric acts as a hinge, allowing the triangular poufs to be folded and rearranged. Together, two sets/strips of these triangular pouf modules make up a wide range of furniture-types, giving you a design solution that’s versatile, interactive, and incredibly fun to look at!
The Tango Multifunctional Poufs were designed by Polish designer Ryszard Manczak and were even presented in prototype form at an exhibition at the Temporary Museum for New Design in Milan, as well as the NYCxDESIGN event in New York. The name Tango stems from the phrase ‘it takes two to tango’, hinting at how two pouf sets can come together in a variety of ways. The poufs are made using soft recycled foam on the inside covered with a layer of coconut fibers. Finally, they’re clad in a layer of wool fabric, giving them their soft, fuzzy, and warm exterior. Their foldable nature makes them easy to store and transport (thanks to their smaller footprint), however, once they’re in their desired location, they fold out into a variety of fun possibilities, helping turn your small apartment into an a-party-ment!
The Tango Multifunctional Poufs are a Silver Winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2021.
Designer: Ryszard Manczak