In a fast-paced world, the need for functional furniture that makes life easier is always appreciated. The Puffa inflatable sofa is one of them, designed keeping in mind the urban lifestyle. Creation of industrial designers Yin-Yu Lo and Trinna Wu, this accessory takes flat packaging as the core idea for portability. I like the idea of having the option to carry a comfy sofa to the next camping trip or the leisurely beach day on the weekend. It can even be a good option for people who frequently move from one apartment to another or light up a dorm room with ease!
The duo has designed the urban sofa using 3D weaving distance technology in the inflatable structure. This production method keeps the middle surface of the sofa flat with a stable supporting force that prevents eventual sagging with such inflatable products. It can be inflated instantly without much hassle, and the stiffness level of the seat and cushion can be adjusted as required. When it needs to be transported to another place, deflate Puffa and easily carry it public transit or store it in the car’s boot. The transparent/neon colour scheme is a shock to the old-fashioned furniture design, and who knows, it might just be the next trend to replace bean bags everywhere!
The sofa folds to the size of a yoga mat, making it ultra-portable in nature. The level of comfort and, most importantly, the practicality in use is what makes Puffa stand out from other such creations on the market. Plus, the fact that it will never sag like other inflatable sofas is one thing that’s drawing me towards this cool design. Would I want one for my apartment? Definitely, this one makes it past my critical skepticism!
Designer: Yin-Yu Lo and Trinna Wu