These bao-like poufs for modern workspaces are the perfect mix of playfulness and practicality

Employees have slowly but surely made their way back to corporate offices, and it is certainly a transitionary phase where they learn to adapt and settle down in an office space once again. In such a situation, it’s important to add well-designed furniture designs that help them feel comfortable, space, and motivated in their workplace. And adding the right furniture designs can greatly contribute to creating an office that is conducive to motivation and productivity. And one such furniture collection that I recently came across is the Bao Collection poufs by Alda Ly Architecture for HBF.

Designer: Alda Ly Architecture for HBF

Designed by interior design firm Alda Ly Architecture for furniture brand HBF, the Bao Collection is an adorable-looking range of cushy poufs that are meant to be playful, amusing, and versatile. The entire collection is inspired by “the beauty of geometry”, and features six poufs in different iterations – small and round, round and stacked, round and medium, a larger half-round version, and a low and high-backed one as well. The Bao Collection is intended for office spaces, where easy pull-up seats are needed for desk-side meetings. In such scenarios, the poufs function as flexible and versatile seating options.

“The multiple meanings of the word ‘bao’ include expressions of preciousness and playfulness, and we designed a pouf that exudes both,” said Alda Ly Architecture founder Alda Ly. “The Bao Collection was conceived to bridge the gap between formal and informal and sedate and lively, and offers a seating solution like no other,” added HBF. The poufs indeed have a playful and quirky appeal to them, providing them with the ability to lighten up workspaces. You can pick from different handle options designed for easy transportation, or opt for handleless versions that can be stacked on top of each other, to save space.

The Bao Collection poufs are available in a wide range of colorful upholstery that can be customized according to personal preference. You can pick from various performance-coated fabrics, full-grain leather, and bleach-cleanable woven textiles. All the pieces are SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold Certified and meet ANSI/BIFMA Level® 2 Furniture Sustainability Standard.